A rural Scottsbluff man charged with two counts of felony terroristic threats following an 11 hour standoff west of Scottsbluff August 20th now faces a third charge.
65 year old Daniel Converse was charged Tuesday with use of an explosive to commit a felony and will be arraigned in Scotts Bluff County Court on the new charge at 11 a.m. Friday. The explosive was a Russian World-War II era grenade which Converse threatened to detonate during negotiations with authorities. Two days later it was detonated safely by Police.
The previous charges concern alleged threats made to family members prior to the standoff. Bond continues at $50,000 with a ten percent cash provision.
Meanwhile, a preliminary hearing for the man charged with motor vehicle homicide in a fatality accident August 20th on the west edge of Mitchell has been delayed.
23 year old Joshua Bolzer of Mitchell was to appear in court Tuesday afternoon, but the preliminary hearing has been pushed back to September 14th at 11 a.m. Bolzer, who was reported to have been driving at 120 miles per hour when the accident occurred, is also charged with drunk driving and willful reckless driving in the death of 19 year old Dereon Betancur.
He continues to be held in the Scotts Bluff County jail on $250,000 bond.