A Pana man is facing charges after reportedly making fake terrorist threats.
40-year-old William H. Carnahan of Pana is facing two counts of falsely making terrorist threats, which is a Class 1 felony for both offenses.
The news announcement came from the office of Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke.
If found guilty, Carnahan could face sentencing between four and 15 years in an Illinois Department of Corrections facility.
Kroncke states that Carnahan made verbal threats to an individual, later returning with a gun.
Charges state that Carnahan “knowingly created the impression or belief that a terrorist act was about to be committed, an act intended to cause or create a risk and caused or created a risk of death or great bodily harm to one or more persons.”
Carnahan is currently in Shelby County Correctional Center on a $75,000 bond. His next court date is May 18.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Shelbyville Police Department.
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