Man facing charges stemming from Windham schools lockdown


A Windham man was indicted Monday on charges he fired a gun at his home, prompting lockdowns at Windham's high and elementary schools.

A Windham man was indicted Monday on charges he fired a gun at his home, prompting lockdowns at Windham’s high and elementary schools.

A Windham man was charged Monday with allegedly firing a gun at his home, leading to lockdowns at Windham High School and Windham Junior High School Friday afternoon.

Justin Lee Roderick, 27, of Bauer Avenue, is charged in Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon under disability, first-degree criminal intimidation and discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises. according to court records. Roderick has been charged with a felony weapon for not being allowed to possess a firearm because of prior drug convictions, according to court records.

Windham police responded to a report of a physical altercation at Roderick’s home around 1 p.m. Friday, according to a media release police posted on Facebook Monday. A woman who ran away from the house was found in the area and according to the information provided by her, the school opposite the house was put on lockdown.

Roderick came out of his home and was arrested without incident around 2:30 p.m

According to the charges filed by the police in court, Roderick shot inside the house while school was in session. He was under the influence of methadone at the time, according to court records. Garrettsville police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

Roderick was released from the Portage County Jail on a personal bond following his arraignment.

Roderick has a preliminary hearing on Friday.

Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at jsaunders@recordpub.com.

This article originally appeared in the Record-Courier: Man faces charges stemming from Windham school lockdown

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