A Union County Grand Jury has indicted an Elizabeth man for phoning in two false bomb threats to the Union County Courthouse complex in March of this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.
David Daniels (a.k.a. David Garnett), 29, is charged in that indictment with two counts of third-degree false public alarms. According to Acting Prosecutor 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. A methodical investigation by her office, in conjunction with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Police Department revealed that Daniels placed the calls.
Daniels is currently free on $75,000 bail, awaiting formal arraignment in Superior Court.
Third-degree crimes may result in terms of 3 to 5 years in state prison.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.