UPDATE: Man accused of wanting to kidnap child from Xenia school to remain in custody until trial

XENIA — UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m. (Sept. 7):

A Fairborn man facing charges for an alleged plot to kidnap a child from a Xenia school will remain in custody until his trial begins, according to a bail ruling issued by a Greene County judge Wednesday.

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Reid Duran, 35, was officially denied bond until the start of his trial after a bond hearing in Greene County Common Pleas Court by Judge Michael Buckwalter.

“The Court has considered the factors outlined...and finds by clear and convincing evidence that Duran poses a substantial risk of serious physical harm to the community and that there are no conditions of release that will reasonably assure the safety of the community,” Buckwalter said in the decision, released Wednesday afternoon.

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“Therefore, for good cause shown, it is the order of the Court that the State’s motion to deny bail, filed on September 1, 2022 is granted. It is further the order of this Court that bail is denied in the above caption case,” Buckwalter said.

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A Fairborn man accused of impersonating a parent and planning to drug and kidnap a child at an open house event for a Greene County school will continue to be held without bond for the time being.

News Center 7′s John Bedell was in court Wednesday for the bond hearing involving Reid Duran, who arrested Aug. 22 after an incident at St. Brigid School. According to police, Duran went to the school attempting to impersonate a parent with the intent to drug and kidnap a child.

Duran, 35, was indicted by a Greene County grand jury on one count attempted kidnapping, felonious assault and escape last week.

On Wednesday, prosecutors asked Judge Michael A. Buckwalter to deny Duran bond. During the hearing, a Xenia Police Division detective testified.

Duran’s attorney asked that he be moved to a facility that’s better equipped to care for him due to his mental state.

A motion for a competency and sanity evaluation for Duran was filed Friday, according to online court records.

Judge Buckwalker said Duran would continue to be held without bond while he considers arguments from the state and defense today and “will have a decision filed and published certainly by the end of the day.”

On the day of the incident, the school’s principal, Terry Adkins, called 911 and told dispatchers that there was a trespasser at the school. In a previous statement to News Center 7, Adkins described Duran’s behavior as “noticeably unusual.”

When they got the school, police interviewed Duran in the parking lot. After giving different reasons as to why he was there, police said he admitted to wanting to kidnap a child.

Duran voluntarily agreed to come to the Xenia Police Division to speak with officers, but when he was taken to an interview room, he attempted to stab a Xenia officer with a pen that was on the table. Video obtained through a public records request shows Duran grab a pen on the table and lunge toward an officer.

After being detained and taken into custody, Duran told an officer that he went to St. Brigid School “attempting to find a small child to obtain sexual favors,” according to the affidavit.

Duran’s bond hearing comes a week after he attempted to escape police custody again after being served his indictment.

We’ll update this story when the judge makes his final decision.