Man found with guns at Hyatt walks out of jail after posting bond

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Man found with guns at downtown Houston hotel out of jail, Christine Dobbyn reports. (KTRK)

A man arrested with multiple weapons at a downtown Houston hotel hours before one of the city's largest New Year's Eve parties has walked out of jail after posting bond.

Investigators say Russell Ziemba was found with a loaded rifle, and that he had hundreds of bullets in his hotel room in the 26th floor of the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

Ziemba was arrested the morning before hundreds were set to gather to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Hyatt.

Ziemba has remained behind bars all week, but on Friday morning, a judge reduced his bond from $105,000 to $20,000.

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Man found with guns at downtown Houston hotel has posted bond.



After posting bond, Ziemba is subjected to certain restrictions. He will not be allowed to have access to alcohol or guns. Officials will also issue him an ankle monitor to keep him under house arrest.

Houston police originally said they found three guns and lots of ammunition in Ziemba's hotel room. But according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, one officer reported finding two magazines and approximately 235 bullets in the room.

One of the magazines was in his pocket, while his AR-15 was loaded.

The DA said on the day of his arrest that Ziemba was intoxicated and bothering guests, and he refused to leave when asked.

A police officer went with him to his room so he could gather his things, and discovered the guns and bullets.

Man arrested with guns in hotel room appears in court
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The man arrested with multiple weapons and ammo inside of his Hyatt hotel room appeared in court.



Reports say one of the weapons was located on the hotel desk.

Ziemba was arrested for trespassing and assault on a police officer. He had a previous weapons charge from the week before, as well.

While it's not known why Ziemba had the guns and the ammunition, the DA's office said it was concerning.

The Houston police chief said after hours of questioning, they do not believe he intended to use the weapons.

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