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Skidmore stalker suspect arraigned

The man suspected of threatening to kill a Skidmore College student was arraigned in Saratoga Springs today.

Lance C. Leonard, of Massachusetts, is alleged to have threatened a female student last week, which resulted in a campus lockdown until he was found in Atlantic City by authorities. Earlier this week he waived his extradition rights and police from Saratoga Springs went to bring him back.

According to police, Leonard arrived in Saratoga Springs at 5:30 p.m. with police investigators. He was process and at 8:45 p.m. was arraigned by Hon. Judge James Doren.

The charges were coercion in the first degree, a class D felony, stalking in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor, and second-degree aggravated harassment, a class A misdemeanor.

The prosecutor asked that no bail be granted, according to a tweet from Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III. The judge didn't grant bail and he was remanded to the Saratoga County Jail.

The decision not to grant bail, could stem from the fact that he is a sex offender. Almost 30 years ago, Leonard was convicted of assault with intent to rape.

The Assistant District Attorney assigned to the city of Saratoga Springs is John D. Leggett.

A video from the news conference announcing Leonard's capture can be found HERE.

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