WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue August 23, 2005
Columbia Man Battled Depression
Columbia, KY – Several weeks ago, Ronald Webb checked himself into a hospital because he said his depression and anxiety were overwhelming.
It was the fifth trip to a psychiatric ward for Webb, who said he was diagnosed as bi-polar after a suicide attempt in 1991. When he returned home, he says his wife, Marsha, had left him a goodbye note.
It all gotr the best of him Saturday when the 44 year old Columbia man went on a rampage. Webb says he spent the afternoon drinking 20 cans of beer with friends, as well as smoking marijuana.
He's accused of ransacking the home of Marsha Webb's former husband, where she lives, including smashing cars and the inside of the house with a baseball bat.
Then he's accused of being the man who crashed his pickup through the rear doors of the Adair County courthouse.
Webb pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including burglary, driving under the influence and criminal mischief. He was unable to meet a $25,000 cash bond and remains in jail.