Elizabeth man indicted for making false bomb threats to the Union County Courthouse

union-county-courthouse-image-640x469UNION COUNTY — A grand jury has indicted an Elizabeth man for phoning in two false bomb threats to the Union County Court House complex in March.

David Daniels (a.k.a. David Garnett), 29, is charged in that indictment with two counts of third-degree false public alarms.

According to Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, on the morning of the incident Daniels made two 911 calls from separate phones in Elizabeth about an hour apart, claiming that there were explosive devices that were about to detonate in the courthouse.

A thorough search of the complex was conducted, and no destructive devices were found, Park said.

An investigation in conjunction with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Police Department revealed that Daniels placed the calls.

Daniels, who is currently free on $75,000 bail, awaiting formal arraignment in Superior Court, may be facing terms of 3 to 5 years in state prison for each count if he is convicted.

Park said these criminal charges are mere accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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