LIMA — A man accused of two robberies at a local pharmacy seemed on the verge of explaining his actions before a magistrate stopped him Friday.
“This happened because,” Keith Bryan Maidon said to Magistrate Richard Warren during a bond hearing at Lima Municipal Court.
Warren quickly stopped him.
“I don’t want you to say something that is going to affect you one way or another,” Warren said.
Warren then set Maidon’s bond at $500,000 cash over Maidon’s disapproval.
“I work. I’m not going nowhere. You can put an ankle monitor on me. I’ll check in twice a day. I just got a lot of things to do,” Maidon said.
Maidon was assigned a preliminary hearing for Dec. 13. An officer in court said Maidon is expected to face a first-degree felony charge of felonious assault on top of the robbery charge, which is a third-degree felony.
Maidon was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with two robberies at CVS Pharmacy at 900 Bellefontaine Ave. The most recent robbery was Tuesday when a man approached a 67-year-old woman in the parking lot and tried to steal her purse, police reported.
The man used a hammer to strike the woman several times in the head. Employees from CVS intervened and stopped the attack, police reported.
The robber was unable to get the woman’s purse and ran from the area leaving the hammer behind, police reported.
The other robbery happened Nov. 7 when a man entered the pharmacy and demanded money. The robber said he had a gun and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the business, police reported.