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Lightning Bug Arraigned

By Chase Chapley

lbmugshotwebHorace Wagner, a.k.a. the Lightning Bug, was arraigned in New Romford City Court today on 24 counts of property destruction, illegal possession of advanced weaponry, reckless endangerment of non-superpowered civilians, and unlawful possession of mutated organisms.

Wagner, who last week blew up part of the Verzatt Estates and was defeated in a battle with Speedster in Downtown New Romford, pled no contest to all charges.  Judge Moynihan placed a $2,000,000 bond and sent Wagner to New Romford County Jail to await trial.

If convicted, Wagner could face up to 60 years in prison, but supervillains of Wagner’s stature rarely receive the maximum sentences.  Since he was purportedly trying to set up contacts with the New Romford underworld, it’s possible he could be released early on a plea deal.  It’s also possible that he breaks out of jail as that is an all too common occurrence with supervillains.