Reed City student charged after incident on Snapchat involving gun
REED CITY — A Reed City High School senior is facing charges after allegedly brandishing a gun at another student in a social media post.
According to the Osceola County Prosecutor Anthony Badovinac, Devin Lodholtz, 17, of Reed City, is charged with one count of using a computer to commit a crime and one count of brandishing a firearm in public.
The charges stem from an alleged post on Snapchat by the defendant, which allegedly shows him brandishing a firearm while addressing a high school classmate. According to court documents, the incident allegedly took place on Jan. 23 in Reed City. He was arrested by the Reed City Police Department.
Using a computer to commit a crime is a felony, with a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison. Brandishing a firearm in public is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail.
In an email, Badovinac described the event as an “unfortunate sign of contemporary times."
A preliminary examination for Lodholtz has been set for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, in Osceola County's 77th District Court.