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Chris Jones' co-defendants receive bond reduction, home incarceration

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The co-defendants of former U of L basketball player Chris Jones are getting home incarceration, just like Jones.

"I'm making his bond the same as the other and that would be $25,000 cash home incarceration, in lieu of posting that bond," the judge said.

There were questions over why their bonds were much higher than Jones', initially.

Jalen Tilford is charged with one count of rape and one count of sodomy, and Tyvon Walker is charged with one count of rape. Tilford's bond had been set at $100,000. Walker's bond had been set at $75,000.

In court Friday morning, the judge ruled they both will get home incarceration.

"Obviously we are pleased by the decision," said Brian Butler, Walker's defense attorney. "That was the right decision. He has no record. We adamantly deny those charges. We've cooperated with law enforcement and similarly situated people had already received that bond."

Yesterday, Jones was also given house arrest.

Jones is charged with two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy. The women told police they recognized Jones because he was on the basketball team and he told them his name.

His attorney say Jones is innocent and he's been falsely accused.

Jones and the other defendants have been ordered to have no contact with the victims or each other.

Jones is due back in court on March 9.

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