The man accused of tampering with a thrill ride at the North Carolina State Fair had his first court appearance Monday.
Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting bodily injury.
A judge denied a defense request to reduce his $225,000 bond. Prosecutors are concerned that because he has no ties to the area, he may be a flight risk.
Raleigh attorney Roger Smith, Jr. is representing Tutterrow.