ATLANTA – The Florida murder suspect whose 56-hour crane standoff led to a traffic-clogging spectacle in Atlanta last week was denied bail Monday pending an extradition hearing.
A brief hearing was held Monday at the Fulton County Jail for Carl Edward Roland (search), who will appear Tuesday in Superior Court for a hearing to discuss his return to Pinellas County (search), Fla., where he is charged with strangling his ex-girlfriend.
A spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, Sgt. Nikita Hightower, did not know if Roland had an attorney yet.
Roland, 41, climbed onto a construction crane above the city's Buckhead neighborhood Wednesday. Atlanta police subdued him with a stun gun (search) early Saturday as he crawled toward an officer for a cup of water. He was lowered to the ground from the 350-foot crane and taken to a hospital, where he stayed for nearly two days.
In Florida, Roland is accused of killing 36-year-old Jennifer Gonzalez, whose body was found in a pond Tuesday. He also faces charges in Georgia of criminal trespassing, reckless conduct and first-degree criminal damage to property, Hightower said.
Authorities said Roland was uncooperative during interrogations with Atlanta and Florida police.