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BOND INCREASED: Brutal Carjacking Case

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A Polk County judge has increased the bond for a Des Moines teen accused of brutally attacking a man.

Fifteen-year-old Terrance Cheeks and two other teens, Kenneth Barry and Leshaun Murray, are accused of beating Mike Wasike and stealing his car near a north side park in February. Wasike spent months in the hospital and suffers from severe brain damage.

All three teens are being charged as adults.

Friday morning, Cheeks appeared in court for a bond review hearing. According to the Des Moines Register, the judge increased his bond from $100,000 to $500,000.

His trial is set for August 19th.