Retherford was arraigned by video in Butler County Area II Court on Monday. He posted bond and was released soon after his initial court hearing.
A preliminary hearing scheduled for today has been continued until March 22, according to court records.
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According to the incident report, Retherford also had a Glock model 23 with 15 40-caliber rounds in a magazine and one round in the chamber in his vehicle. The weapon was holstered inside a compartment underneath the center armrest. Retherford does have a CCW license, according to the sheriff’s office.
Before his arrest Sunday, Retherford attended the Butler County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oscar Event Center in Fairfield. During that event, Retherford told several attendees he planned to go to the Grandstand, a bar and grill in Liberty Twp., after the dinner.