$1 million-plus bond set for standoff suspect

Bond was set at $1 million-plus today for a Cincinnati man charged in a 30-hour standoff involving a 10-year-old boy at a Liberty Twp apartment complex.

Donald Tobias Gazaway, 31, of Cedar Avenue in Cincinnati, was video arraigned in Butler County Area II Court on felony charges of felonious assault, kidnapping and a misdemeanor charge of inducing panic. Magistrate John McNally set bond at $500,000 on each of the felonies and $1,000 on the misdemeanor.

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Gazaway’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Area II Court in Hamilton.

During the arraignment that took less than five minutes. Gazaway said he understood what the magistrate told him. He was seated in front of a camera at the Butler County Jail.

When McNally asked Gazaway if he had the funds to hire an attorney, he answered “not at the moment, but I can try to gather up some.”

He was told an attorney would be appointed for him if he could not afford one.

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