CANTON: A municipal judge set bond at $500,000 cash or surety Wednesday for a Lake Township man accused of going on a multiday shooting and vandalism spree across Stark and Summit counties.

Richard Rhodes, 49, was arraigned in Canton Municipal Court before Judge Mary Falvey.

A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 8.

Uniontown police and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office have charged him with three counts of vandalism, receiving stolen property, possession of criminal tools, two counts of improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, felonious assault and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

Marlboro Township police also charged him in Alliance Municipal Court with breaking and entering, arson and aggravated arson.

Rhodes’ attorney Bradley Iams declined to comment.

Rhodes, who is being held at the Stark County Jail, is accused of a rampage that included shooting windows at Hartville Hardware, setting fire to a church in Marlboro Township, damaging a cross at a church in Alliance, shooting an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser and shooting windows at Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices in Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and North Canton.

He allegedly admitted to the spree, which police said began Sunday, but gave no explanation why when he was arrested by Uniontown and Hartville police early Tuesday morning outside his house.

Additional charges are pending from other law enforcement agencies.