Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Current Time 3:34:47pm
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:19

Man accused of Megabus threat appears in court

Written by 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has set bond at $250,000 for a 26-year-old man accused of threatening a Megabus driver with a pellet gun in an alleged hijacking attempt in central Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports 26-year-old Arsenio Rodriguez made his initial appearance in a Columbus courtroom Tuesday and told reporters he has mental-health problems.

The newspaper says a police report read in court indicates Rodriguez told investigators he has schizophrenia but wasn't taking his medication.

Rodriguez is charged with robbery. A message seeking comment was left for the public defender who said in court that Rodriguez is homeless.

A police spokesman has said an officer responding Monday to reports of a man with a gun saw Rodriguez with the weapon and fired multiple times, injuring Rodriguez and a passenger.

Associated Press

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Facebook Links
  • Twitter Feeds
  • Free Text Alerts

Follow us on Twitter!

AVC News - Daily Local Headlines and Alerts

AVC Sports - Local HS Sports Scores

Get Text Message Local News Alerts and Local HS Sports  Scores on Your Cell Phone!

YourRadioPlace.com will alert you to the latest breaking LOCAL news, weather school closings and local HS sports scores for all the games we broadcast via Text Messages to your cell phone or PDA! Sign up now for this FREE service! (Message and Data Rates May Apply - See details under read more link)

AVC Local News Alerts:   Text keyword: AVCNEWS to 41411
Local HS Sports Scores:  Text keyword: AVCSPORTS to 41411

Message and data rates may apply. To Opt-out text STOP to 41411. For more information text HELP to 41411.

Popular Articles...