Reed City man charged with allegedly posting threats to Ferris State University

REED CITY — A former Ferris State University student was charged in Osceola County’s 77th District Court Monday for allegedly making threats to the university and other organizations.

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Arnold Duane Holmes Jr., 31, of Reed City, was arraigned on two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge, including posting terroristic threats, using a computer to commit a felony and illegal use of a telecommunication device.

Holmes was arraigned as a habitual offender, second offense.

According to a press release from the Michigan State Police (MSP), the charges stemmed from an incident which occurred on Sunday.

At approximately 3 a.m., law enforcement became aware of multiple videos posted online by Holmes threatening Ferris State University, area hospitals, the veterans affairs office and military police personnel.

An arrest warrant was authorized by the Osceola County Prosecutor’s Office, and Holmes was arrested at his residence Sunday evening.

He is lodged at the Osceola County Jail with bond set at $1 million.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29, and Holmes’ preliminary exam is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5. Holmes has not yet been assigned a court-appointed attorney.

State police said there was never a physical threat to any of the organizations or businesses Holmes threatened in the videos.

Police agencies were supported by the MSP Sixth District Emergency Services Team personnel, the MSP Sixth District Fugitive Team and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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