CLEVELAND -- Charges were filed Wednesday against a moviegoer in Westlake who police say was found with knives and a gun.
Scott Smith, 37, was arrested Saturday after he made it into the evening showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" with a loaded handgun and several knives.
We learned from a Cuyahoga County Prosecutor filing that Smith's satchel full of weapons got past the movie theater's initial check.
In the first search of his bag, nothing was found. That's how he ended up actually in the theater before getting caught.
Late Wednesday afternoon, a 21-count complaint was filed in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court.
Smith is facing pending charges of carrying concealed weapons and having weapons under disability.
According to the court filing, the disability is described as the danger of drug dependency or chronic alcoholism.
He will appear in court Friday afternoon.
Westlake police arrested Smith after a police officer working special duty at the Regal Cinema in Crocker Park conducted a second search of his bag.
In it police say they found a loaded, 9mm, semi automatic hand gun and a total of four knives with lengthy blades, illegal to carry concealed in Ohio.
Police say they are now processing the suspect's home computer.
A search of the house turned up several guns, ammunition and other military hardware that investigators say looked more like the soldiers in Afghanistan would carry.
We caught up with Smith's attorney, Matt Bruce, at the Justice Center.
"I absolutely maintain, any weapon he had on his person was solely for the purpose of self protection. He had no intent or motive to harm anyone or threaten anyone in anyway or induce any panic of any kind," Bruce said.
Smith could get a first appearance in Cuyahoga County court Thursday afternoon.