A Texas truck driver found with an arsenal of weapons at Kings Island won’t face additional charges of attempting to snatch a child.
A Warren County grand jury Friday indicted Rodney Grisham, 37, on one count of having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony, and one count of drug possession, a fifth-degree felony. The indictments were released Monday.
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Mason Prosecutor Bethany Bennett told a Mason judge last month she believed Grisham was at the Mason amusement park on July 2 with the intention of abducting a toddler.
Police say they apprehended Grisham after receiving reports he had displayed unusual behavior towards children at the park, at one point allegedly trying to snatch a 2-year-old toddler from the child’s older sibling.
But Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says his office worked closely with Mason Police in investigating the incident and found evidence only that Grisham was trying to calm the fussing child.
“We don’t have any evidence that there was an attempt or an intent to kidnap any child,” he said. “He’s got some boundary issues, certainly, but as far as his intent to abduct or otherwise kidnap the child, we don’t have any evidence of that.”
A search warrant obtained by The Enquirer shows Grisham had more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition; three guns, one of them a loaded shotgun; three knives; two containers of the chemical irritant Mace and gun parts, including laser sights, grips and a shoulder holster.
Police also found two police hats, two red and blue LED lights, a lock pick set, prescription medication not prescribed to Grisham and more than $16,000 cash in the truck. Among other items seized include several digital media devices, DVDs and video tapes.
Officers also discovered Grisham had worn sunglasses containing a hidden video camera which Bennett said he used to record children at the park throughout the day.
Grisham’s criminal history prohibits him from owning a gun, according to police. That history includes a prior felony offense of violence conviction out of Kansas.
Grisham originally faced three felony counts of having weapons under disability, but was indicted on only one count. He faces up to six years in prison and a $12,500 fine.
He remains at the Warren County Jail on a $200,000 bond.