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Columbus courts: Man accused of throwing brick through federal courthouse window held without bond

A man accused of throwing a brick through a window at the Columbus federal courthouse was ordered held without bond pending his trial, records state.

Lance Emanuel Brown is accused of throwing a brick through a door window of the 12th Street federal courthouse on July 8 after asking a probation officer what he needed to do to return to prison. He was immediately arrested and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Stephen Hyles last week for his initial appearance.

On Monday, Hyles ordered Brown held without bond, finding that Brown could endanger others or the community, records state.

Brown is charged with malicious mischief/damage to government property. On federal probation for bank robbery, Brown appeared at the courthouse July 8 and asked about returning to prison. He then threatened to kill the president of the United States, an FBI agent’s affidavit states.

Brown left the courthouse and returned with a brick, which he threw through a window, records state.

A trial date has not been set.

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