A judge set bail at $1 million Tuesday for Jeffrey Kendall Bouey, the second suspect arrested and charged with attacking the late John Wayne’s daughter, Aissa Wayne, and her companion, Roger W. Luby, last October.
Harbor Municipal Court Judge Russell A. Bostrom denied a request by Bouey’s attorney for a lower bail amount, pending a joint arraignment hearing set for April 7 with a second suspect, Jerrel L. Hintergardt, who is also being held with bond set at $1 million.
Hintergardt, 37, of Burbank, was arrested by Newport Beach police March 17. Bouey, 35, of Simi Valley, was arrested Friday evening outside his home. Both are being held in the Orange County Jail on charges of conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon in the Oct. 3 attack on Wayne and Luby at Luby’s gated estate in Newport Beach.
Police say that Bouey is a friend of Hintergardt, who is a former employee of private investigator O. Daniel Gal of Los Angeles, for whom an arrest warrant was issued 2 weeks ago in connection with the attack. Gal had been questioned about the attack and is reported to be in Europe.
Gal’s agency had been hired by Aissa Wayne’s former husband, Thomas A. Gionis, an orthopedic surgeon from Pomona, as part of a bitter custody fight over the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Anastasia. Gionis won custody in January.