A Texas truck driver arrested at Kings Island with an arsenal of weapons will remain in Warren County Jail after his bond hearing was canceled Tuesday.
Rodney Grisham, 37, was set to appear before a Warren County judge Tuesday morning to request his $100,000 bond be lowered, however the hearing was canceled after a 40 minute delay. The hearing was not rescheduled and it’s unclear why it was canceled.
A Warren County grand jury indicted the Dallas, Tex. man earlier this month on one count of having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony, and one count of drug possession, a fifth-degree felony.
Police say they apprehended Grisham at the Mason amusement park July 2 after receiving reports he had displayed unusual behavior towards children at the park, at one point allegedly trying to snatch a toddler from the child’s older sibling.
A search warrant obtained by The Enquirer revealed police found more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition; three guns — one of them a loaded shotgun; three knives; two containers of the chemical irritant Mace; gun parts; a lock pick set and law enforcement materials, including red and blue LED lights and two police hats, in Grisham’s truck.
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.
A Mason Municipal Court judge denied a request to lower Grisham’s initial $200,000 bond last month after Mason prosecutor Bethany Bennett said she believed Grisham was at the Mason amusement park July 2 with the intention of abducting a child and that he represented a flight risk.
That bond was lowered to $100,000 at Grisham’s Aug. 7 arraignment after prosecutors declined to bring charges related to the alleged child-abduction plot.
Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says his office worked closely with Mason Police in investigating the incident and found no evidence Grisham planned to abduct a 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.”
In his motion for a bond review, Grisham denied allegations he plotted to snatch a child and claimed he possessed the weapons because his job occasionally led him into high-crime areas
Grisham will next appear in court on Sept. 6 for a pre-trial and suppression hearing. A two-day jury trial is set for Sept. 26-27. He faces up to six years in prison and a $12,500 fine if convicted of the charges.