Police in Madison NJ arrested a man who allegedly sent a threatening text message to an acquaintance.
The Madison Police Department received a report of someone sending a threatening message. A patrol officer then investigated and determined that the 24-year-old suspect did, in fact, send the text.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with terroristic threats.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of making terroristic threats, he could face serious penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 classifies making terroristic threats as a third degree criminal offense, with a conviction resulting in a sentence of 3–5 years in NJ State Prison.
The suspect was released after posting bail. He has a pending court date in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, NJ.
In addition to arresting the suspect for allegedly making terroristic threats, Madison police also arrested a Massachusetts man who is accused of trespassing at Drew University.
Police officers were called to the school after a public safety officer saw the suspect walking around on campus. The suspect was reportedly in violation of a trespass warning.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was charged with defiant trespass. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3, defiant trespass is a disorderly persons offense. This means that the suspect will be required to appear in Madison Municipal Court to answer the charges.
To learn more about these cases, read the NJ.com article entitled “Text Message Leads to Charge of Terroristic Threats in Madison, Say Police.”
If you are facing terroristic threats charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.