Scott A. Smith, the North Ridgeville man facing weapons charges after allegedly bringing a gun, knives and ammunition to a late-night showing of The Dark Knight Rises at Regal Cinema in August, is due back in court next week.
A pre-trial hearing is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Maria Russo, public information officer for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, said that Monday's hearing will allow prosecutors and Smith's attorney to exchange discovery evidence.
Russo added there will likely be a few more pre-trial hearings before Smith goes to trial.
Smith was arrested Aug. 4 after a Westlake Police officer working security at Regal Cinema in Crocker Park searched Smith's bag and found a loaded gun, three knives and ammunition. A fourth knife was found on Smith.
Smith is charged with fourth-degree felony carrying concealed weapons (for the gun found on him), a misdemeanor carrying concealed weapon (for the four knives found on him) and a third-degree felony for having weapons under disability (for the gun on him as well as ones taken from his home).
Smith has been out of jail since Aug. 23, when he made $250,000 bond.
Judge Kathleen Sutula is presiding over the case.
Smith has a new attorney, John Hildebrand Sr. of Fairview Park.
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