Bond will remain at $25,000 for a Rapid City man involved in a July standoff and hostage situation.

Raymond Cuny, 32, is charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of burglary that stem from a July 1 ordeal in North Rapid City.

Members of the special response team spent hours surrounding a house on Silver Street, negotiating with Cuny to come out.

According to police, Cuny broke into the home and held a toddler hostage.

After about six hours into the standoff, the team stormed the house and rescued the 2–year–old child, who was unharmed.

Friday, Cuny presented Judge Craig Pfeifle with a four–page hand–written letter. Although it was not read into the record, Cuny's attorney, Tom Diggins, supplemented the letter with a detailed plan for Cuny's release; it included living with his mother, job placement, school enrollment and rides to and from the 24–7 program.

State prosecutor, Tracey Decker opposed the bond reduction request, citing the serious nature of Cuny's alleged crimes.

Judge Pfeifle agreed, saying the bond amount was appropriate for the charges.

Another hearing is set for Sept. 25.

Diggins informally requested that any recorded conversations from the special response team be made available.