$30,000 Secured Bond for Woman Charged With Providing Lethal Dose of Heroin

Posted: September 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER —  A city woman who is charged with distributing a lethal dose of heroin to a local musician was granted bond this morning.

Danielle Nicole Orndorff, 26, of Winchester, appeared in Winchester Circuit Court with attorney Matt Beyrau on charges of second-degree murder and distribution of heroin.

Judge John E. Wetsel Jr. appointed William A. “Beau” Bassler as co-counsel in the case and then listened to testimony and argument about whether Orndorff should be granted bond.

She is charged in the June 10 death of 34-year-old Brian Bayliss, who was found unconscious at the Red Velvet Recording Studio — which he owned — at 1011 Berryville Ave.

He was later pronounced dead at Winchester Medical Center, according to court documents.

Beyrau asked for a $20,000 secured bond for Orndorff, and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Marc Abrams asked that she either not get bond or receive a “very high, secured bond.”

Wetsel ordered a $30,000 secured bond on the conditions that she live with her father in a room at the Echo Village Budget Motel — located at 3632 Valley Pike — refrain from the use of alcohol and illegal substances, attend pretrial services and abide by a curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Orndorff is being held at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

For more information about the bond hearing and case, read Saturday’s Winchester Star.

 — Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com