WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lebanon man accused of planning a mass shooting at a Springfield factory last week has pleaded not guilty.
Matthew Smith, 37, entered the plea Monday afternoon. The judge also imposed a $750,000 cash bail for his release. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 3.
Police disarmed and arrested Smith last week outside LB Manufacturing, a factory on Industry Drive in Springfield.
Police say Smith pointed a gun at an officer who confronted him in the parking lot.
Police were able to disarm Smith, who they said had an AR-15 that had been modified to make it fully automatic. He also had handguns and rifles in his truck, authorities said.
Smith was charged with attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal trespassing.
Smith was being held in the Marion County Detention Center.