John Wayne Lehr, 37, was arraigned Friday afternoon in Linn County Circuit Court on charges of robbery, burglary and unlawful use of a weapon.

Court records list a count of first-degree robbery, a count of first-degree burglary and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. Jail records list the burglary and robbery charges but only one count of unlawful use of a weapon, and add menacing and harassment to the list.

The charges stem from an incident earlier this month in which Lehr allegedly pointed a handgun at his father, Wayne Lehr, in the garage of 39380 River Road, Lebanon.

The date of the alleged incident is unclear, with sheriff's logs indicating it happened between Nov. 8 and 22.

Lehr faced a separate allegation of fourth-degree felony assault dating Nov. 8 and was arrested on that charge Nov. 17. He posted $5,000 against a $50,000 security fee at the time.

On Friday, attorney Forrest Reid said the cases are connected and asked Linn County Circuit Court Judge Thomas McHill to combine the new charges with the old one and use the $5,000 post for both of them, so Lehr could be released.

George Eder, the attorney for the state, asked the court instead to keep the cases separate and to impose $100,000 security on the new charges. The new charges involve a separate victim and took place at a separate location and time, he said, which he believes warrants the separate security.

Eder also asked that Lehr be shackled while in court.

McHill agreed with Eder, imposing security of $100,000 on the new charges and saying Lehr must be shackled for court appearances. He also ordered Lehr have no contact with his father and possess no firearms if security is posted.

Lehr's next appearance is 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11.

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