Judge: Man charged in shooting of trooper to remain jailed

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An undated courtesy photo of Robert Hathorn. (Ohio Attonery General’s Office)

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man accused of causing a shooting that seriously injured an Ohio state trooper during a traffic stop will remain jailed without bail.

A judge made the ruling Friday during the initial court appearance by Robert Tramaine Hathorn.

The 42-year-old Muskegon man is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. It’s not clear if he’s retained an attorney.

Authorities say trooper Josef Brobst stopped Hathorn’s car for speeding late Wednesday on Interstate 75 near Findlay, and Brobst asked Hathorn to exit the vehicle because he smelled marijuana.

Authorities say the two men were standing behind the patrol cruiser when they began struggling over the trooper’s service weapon and Brobst was shot in the lower body.

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