Hathorn In Court For Arraignment

Robert Tramaine Hathorn appeared in Hancock County Common Pleas Court on Friday afternoon for his arraignment hearing.

The 42-year-old from Muskegon, Michigan was previously indicted by a Hancock County Grand Jury on six felony charges, including felonious assault on a peace officer, in connection with an altercation with a state trooper that left the trooper with a gunshot wound.

At his arraignment on Friday, Hathorn pleaded not guilty to the six charges in the indictment.

His bond was set at $250,000 cash or surety with no 10 percent allowed.

He would not be released on bond without a hearing to determine the conditions of his release.

Judge Routson set a pre-trial hearing for November 19th.

Hathorn was then escorted back to the Hancock County Justice Center where he’s being held.

The Highway Patrol says Hathorn struggled with a trooper during a traffic stop on October 6th along Interstate 75 in Findlay and the trooper’s gun went off, striking the trooper in the lower body.

Hathorn was found the following day in the Blanchard River after an extensive search involving various police agencies.

The Highway Patrol said Trooper Josef Brobst was released from the hospital on October 9th and is continuing his recovery at home.