Madison police received a report of a man sending the threatening message to an acquaintance.
A Madison patrol officer conducted a preliminary investigation and determined that the report was valid. The officer then arrested the 24-year-old suspect.
The suspect has been charged with terroristic threats.
If the suspect is convicted of the offense, he could be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, making terroristic threats is a third degree felony. This means that the suspect faces a potential sentence of 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The suspect was released after posting $10,000 bail. The suspect has a pending court date in Morris County Superior Court, which is located in Morristown, New Jersey.
In an unrelated incident, Madison NJ police also arrested a Massachusetts man who allegedly trespassed at Drew University.
Police were called to the university when a public safety officer spotted the suspect on campus. According to authorities, the suspect was violating a trespass warning at the time.
The suspect has been charged with defiant trespass in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3. Since defiant trespass is classified as a disorderly persons offense, the suspect will have to appear in Madison Municipal Court in order to answer the charges.
For additional information, access the NJ.com article entitled “Text Message Leads to Charge of Terroristic Threats in Madison, Say Police.”