Officials in Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Columbus Police Arrest Former OSU Star Maurice Clarett
Maurice Clarett yesterday made his first appearance in court following a police chase that resulted in two felony weapons charges. Judge David Fais set Clarett’s bond for a seperate robbery charge at $1.1 million following Clarett’s most recent arrest. Clarett was arrested yesterday after a high-speed chase on Columbus’ east side. Police say he was wearing a bulletproof vest with four loaded weapons in his SUV. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brian says his office requested a reconsideration of bond for a robbery charge stemming from an alledged robbery last New Year’s Eve. O’Brian says Clarett has been charged with several traffic violations, as well as carrying a concealed weapon and having a weaopn while under indictment for armed robbery.
O’Brian says Clarett is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for the traffic and gun charges. O’Brian says one reason for requesting a denial of bond for the armed robbery charge is Clarett was arrested yesterday very close to the home of the people he is accused of robbing.