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

Olutosin Oduwole


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.


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