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'Dark Knight' Suspect Indicted on Felony Weapons Charges

Smith to appear Tuesday in court for preliminary hearing after taking a gun, ammunition, knives and "survival equipment" into a Cleveland-area movie theater earlier this month.

'Dark Knight' Suspect Indicted on Felony Weapons Charges

Scott A. Smith was indicted on weapons charges Monday after being arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and four knives at an Aug. 4 showing of The Dark Knight Rises at  in .

The current charges listed at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas docket are a fourth-degree felony carrying concealed weapons (for the gun found on him), a misdemeanor carrying concealed weapon (for the four knives found on him) and a third-degree felony for having weapons under disability (for the gun on him as well as the ones taken from his home).

The prosecution is basing the weapons under disability charge on the claim that Smith has some kind of substance abuse issue.

Smith has been in jail -- first in Westlake, then at the Cuyahoga County Jail -- since his arrest on Aug. 4. He is being held on $250,000 bond.

Smith is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, his arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

More details as they become available.

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We'd like to hear from Cuyahoga Falls Patch readers. What do you make of this Cleveland-area incident? Will you think twice before entering another movie theater?

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