The lawyer for a man accused of threatening to detonate a bomb at a Stamford bank has told a Superior Court judge his client has volunteered his time to work with inner-city youths and is not a flight risk, the Advocate of Stamford reports.
The 29-year-old former high school track star, Janssen Lewis of Westport, was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree larceny.
Lewis is accused of passing a note on Friday to a teller threatening an explosion if she sounded the alarm and was given $5,000 in cash.
He was initially held on $100,000 bond and a judge reduced the bond to $50,000 from $75,000.
At his arraignment, Lewis' lawyer said he was not a flight risk, noting that he turned himself in early Saturday morning, hours after the robbery.