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Posted at 8:01 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 21:34:07-05

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — An Army veteran already jailed in Ohio after the roof of a Cincinnati skyscraper was accessed has been accused of scaling the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan to take photos.

Issac Wright, 25, of Cincinnati, was arraigned Thursday via video in Cheboygan District Court on a charge of felony trespass upon a key transportation facility.

Photos taken on the bridge’s south tower were posted in November on social media. The bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas.

Wright was arraigned Thursday from a county jail in Ohio after being extradited there following his arrest in December in Winona, Arizona.

Burglary warrants were issued for Wright in Cincinnati for breaking into Great American Tower to take pictures in November 2020. He was arrested in Coconino County, Arizona and extradited back to Ohio on Dec. 28.

“It’s important for people to know that Mr. Wright spent years defending our country while serving in the U.S. Army,” Michigan-based defense attorney Mary Chartier told The Associated Press Friday.

Chartier said she only is representing Wright in the Michigan bridge case.