Man caught inside Columbiana substation fence waives hearing

LISBON — The Farrell, Pa., man who was found inside the substation fence in Columbiana in April after reportedly telling a police dispatcher Allah told him to climb the tower, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday in County Municipal Court before Judge Timothy McNicol.

Romeo D. Jackson, 20, Farrell, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of breaking and entering and resisting arrest.

On April 20, Jackson is accused of breaking into the City of Columbiana electrical substation and telling dispatchers he had been shocked.

When police arrived he allegedly was trying to destroy equipment within the substation. Additionally, he refused to stop so he could be rendered medical attention after police believed he had fallen several feet. He was tasered more than once before finally complying by lying on the ground.

Jackson appeared in court on Thursday after he was recently evaluated and determined competent.

djohnson@mojonews.com

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