Emily Glass, the stepmother of Lucas Hernandez, appeared in court Wednesday for a bond reduction hearing.
The motion was denied by a judge.
Glass asked that her $50,000 bond be lowered so she could be released from jail. She is being held in jail for a misdemeanor child endangerment charge involving her one-year-old daughter.
Lucas Hernandez, Glass’ stepson, was reported missing February 17. Lucas has not been seen since. In court today, the judge said that charge and Lucas’ disappearance plays a role in his decision.
“That ongoing investigation, in this court’s opinions, makes Ms. Glass a flight risk,” said the judge. “And that’s just a reality. And that is not in any way suggesting in any way that Ms. Glass is guilty or not guilty in any kind of offense, but it’s a reality.”
An affidavit released Tuesday provided details on that case. If Glass is able to come up with the bond money, she will be held on house arrest and fitted with an ankle bracelet.