A Detroit man is facing up to 20 years in prison after he allegedly threatened to kill Michigan’s governor and attorney general, Detroit News reports.
Robert Sinclair Tesh, 32, was arraigned on a felony charge of False Report Of Threat Of Terrorism, according to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
He posted a $50,000 cash/surety bond and has been free since April 29 on a GPS tether.
According to a release by prosecutors Friday, it’s alleged that on April 14, Tesh “communicated through a social media messenger with an acquaintance making credible threats to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel.”
Later that day, Detroit police arrested Tesh at his home in the 2100 block of Jefferson in Detroit.
The development comes amid reports that Whitmer has been the target of dozens of death threats from people unhappy about her stay-home order and other executive actions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tesh will be back in 38th District court for a Probable Cause Conference scheduled for June 3, before Judge Kenyetta Stanford-Jones, according to the report.