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Clintonville Man Accused Of Shooting Officer Denied Bond

Franklin County Jail

A judge has denied bond to a man accused of critically wounding a Columbus SWAT officer after opening fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him.

44 year old Lincoln Rutledge appeared in court today on charges including felonious assault.

Ohio State University officials say Rutledge resigned this month from an information technology job there.  The university says Rutledge's building access was revoked in March when he began to behave erratically.

Columbus Police say Rutledge shot Columbus SWAT Officer Steven M. Smith and held police at bay for several hours in Sunday's standoff.

Rutledge's estranged wife told police he had mental-health issues.

Smith remains on life support.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.