A man accused of shooting a Columbus SWAT officer will be held without bond, a judge said on Tuesday.
Lincoln Rutledge, 44, was arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court on felonious assault and aggravated arson charges in the wake of the shooting of Columbus police SWAT officer Steven Smith.
Attorneys for Rutledge asked for a low bond, but a judge denied the request, citing public safety concerns.
Meanwhile, a homicide detective revealed in court Smith is on life-support and is not expected to survive.
Rutledge is accused of firing at officers when they approached in an armored vehicle.
Smith was wounded and taken to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition. On Monday, a Columbus police chaplain was by his side.
Rutledge eventually surrendered after much of the apartment building was set on fire.
Prior to the standoff, Rutledge was struggling with job and personal issues, according to reports from Ohio State University police.
His roommate and co-worker told police Rutledge "attacked him with a hammer" and made reference to "eating a Glock.” The roommate told police, Rutledge may have been in the midst of a mental breakdown and accused him of "being a fed."
He says Rutledge also told him "he was not taking his medication."
Rutledge's ex-wife similarly told police he was diagnosed with PTSD and thought he stopped taking his medication several months ago.