STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a man accused of threatening to detonate a bomb at a Stamford bank has told a Superior Court judge his client has volunteered his time to work with inner-city youths and is not a flight risk.
The Advocate of Stamford reports (http://bit.ly/GXSZL1 ) that former high school track star Janssen Lewis of Westport was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree larceny. The 29-year-old Lewis is accused of passing a note on Friday to a teller threatening an explosion if she sounded the alarm. He was given $5,000 in cash.
A judge reduced the bond to $50,000 from $75,000. He was initially held on $100,000 bond.
At his arraignment, Lewis' lawyer said he was not a flight risk, noting that he turned himself in early Saturday morning, hours after the robbery.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com
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