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BLOOMINGTON — For the third time since he finished a sentence on murder charges in December, a Bloomington man is back in jail, this time on drug charges that require him to post $25,035 to be released.

Shaun Chaszar served 20 years in the 1992 death of Mal Chapin, a homeless woman who was raped and stabbed after she asked for a ride to a Twin City truck stop. Two other men also were convicted in the attack. 

Six drug counts filed Friday accuse Chaszar of dealing cocaine during two controlled buys conducted by the Bloomington Police Department's vice unit in October. Assistant State's Attorney Jeff Horve asked for a $250,000 cash bond based in part on Chaszar's past criminal record and the two other pending charges involving his alleged failure to register as a violent offender and his alleged possession of marijuana with intent to deliver the drug.

Associate Judge Pablo Eves set a bond that requires the 46-year-old suspect to post $25,035.

A plea hearing on the two pending cases scheduled for Friday morning before Chaszar's bond hearing on the new drug charge was postponed.

Chaszar is scheduled to be in court Nov. 17 for an arraignment.

If convicted on the two drug cases and the registration allegation, Chaszar faces 9 to 76 years in prison.  

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McLean County Courts Reporter

McLean County courts reporter for The Pantagraph.