The case of a Texas truck driver suspected of plotting to snatch a toddler from Kings Island will go to the Warren County grand jury.
Rodney L. Grisham waived his right to a probable cause hearing Thursday afternoon at Mason Municipal Court.
Grisham, 37, of Dallas, is charged with three felony counts of possession of a weapon under disability and a felony count of drug possession.
However, prosecutors believe he went to the Mason amusement park with the intention of abducting a child.
Grisham has been in custody at the Warren County Jail since his July 2 arrest on a $200,000 bond. His attorney appealed to Judge D. Andrew Batsche to lower the bond, arguing it to be too high for the charges brought against Grisham.
The judge again denied the request after Mason Prosecutor Bethany Bennett said Grisham represents both a flight risk and a danger to the public.
“He has prior failure to appears on his record and he told a detective on the case that his plan was to bond out and leave the state,” Bennett told the judge.
“Some of the acts of circumstances have not been charged, however those acts of circumstances surrounding this case do so make him a danger to others. We do still believe that his intentions that day at the park were much more serious than the charges that we have.”
Grisham’s attorney, Jeffrey W. Stueve, declined to comment, but told the judge his client denies allegations of a child abduction plot.
Grisham, an over-the-road truck driver, was arrested July 2 after police say he displayed unusual behavior towards young children at the park, at one point trying to snatch a 2-year-old toddler from the child’s older sibling.