A Texas man pleaded no contest to weapons and drug charges Thursday in connection with an incident at Kings Island in July.
Rodney Grisham, 37, was scheduled to stand trial this week in Warren County Common Pleas Court for having weapons under a disability because he has a previous felony conviction and drug possession, but the plea avoided a trial. There wasn’t enough evidence to indict Grisham for higher additional charges that alerted police in the July 3 incident.
Warren County Common Pleas Judge Robert Peeler found Grisham guilty based on the facts of the case and scheduled a pre-sentence investigation before handing down a sentence. Grisham faces 36 months in prison on the weapons charge and 12 months on the drug charge.
Grisham was wearing eyeglasses with a video camera and had a cache of weapons and ammunition and a prescription he wasn’t supposed to, according to Mason police. He had just ridden the Diamondback when he approached some children and attempted to hold one child. The contraband was in his truck.
Grisham has been housed in the Warren County Jail since his arrest in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
By Lauren Pack - Dayton Daily News, Ohio (MCT)
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