A Carpentersville man has been charged with making bomb threats that emptied a Kane County court facility on Sept. 4, a day records show he was due to appear in court.
Akiel W. Davis, 21, of the 100 block of Adobe Circle, has been charged with three felony counts of disorderly conduct, according to Kane County prosecutors.
His bail was set at $100,000 at a hearing in front of Judge Christine Downs, and he is currently being held in the county jail, prosecutors said.
Davis is alleged to have made bomb threats to a 911 operator on the morning of Sept. 4, reportedly saying that four bombs had been planted at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles. He is also alleged to have called the county circuit court clerk’s office to say many people would die that day.
The threat prompted an evacuation of the courthouse, but no bombs were found.
Authorities did not say what prompted Davis to have allegedly made the threats. But court records indicate that Davis was scheduled to appear in court in connection with a burglary charge, and the records say he failed to make his court date.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 3, prosecutors said.