St. Louis Public Radio News
8:20 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Gun arrest pushes judge to revoke bond for man accused of SIUE threat

Edwardsville, Ill. – A judge in Madison County has revoked the bond of a former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student awaiting trial on charges he threatened a "murderous rampage."

Olutosin Oduwole had been free until he was arrested last month in Missouri for allegedly trying to buy a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun from a St. Charles gun dealer.

The dealer ran a required national background check and learned he could not sell the weapon to Oduwole because of the felony indictment.

Oduwole was first arrested last year after police found a gun in his apartment and a note in his car that threatened killings similar to the Virginia Tech shootings.