Kent State lockdown suspect pleads not guilty in court

RAVENNA -- The man, accused of firing the shot that put Kent State University on lockdown last week, was in Portage County Municipal Court Monday afternoon for a video arraignment.

Quavaugntay Tyler, 24, of Cleveland, was arrested late Wednesday for carrying a concealed weapon.

Tyler shot himself in the hand while going for his gun during a domestic dispute near Bowman Hall. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $40,000.

When the shot was heard, the Kent State University campus went into lockdown for a few hours.

Tyler is already on probation from a theft charge in Brimfield. While on probation, he was prohibited from carrying a gun and could face federal charges.

Kent police say he was a suspect in some campus thefts.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Friday before Portage County Municipal Court Judge Barbara Oswick at the Kent branch in Courtroom A at 303 East Main Street .

Tyler is a freshman at KSU.

Tyler was located at Robinson Memorial Hospital around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday where he sought treatment for his injury.


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