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Carpentersville man charged in courthouse bomb threats

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A 21-year-old Carpentersville man accused of making false bomb threats against Kane County court facilities was being held Thursday on $100,000 bail, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Akiel W. Davis, of the 100 block of Adobe Circle, has been charged with three counts of disorderly conduct. Two counts are Class 3 felonies, and one count is a Class 4 felony.

According to the charging documents and law enforcement authorities, he reportedly called 911 the morning of Sept. 4 and falsely stated that four bombs were concealed at the Kane County Judicial Center.

He also reportedly called the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and stated many people in Kane County would die.

The threats prompted the evacuation of the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles Township, Kane County Branch Court in St. Charles and Elgin Branch Court in Elgin.

According to court records, Davis was expected in court Sept. 4 for a status hearing on a burglary charge. Records indicate he failed to appear.

“The day of the threat the Sheriff’s Office worked closely with representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout Kane County,” Sheriff Pat Perez said in a written statement.

“I am appreciative of all the efforts of those involved, to first respond to the emergency and then to conduct a thorough investigation, which ultimately led to these charges from State’s Attorney [Joe] McMahon’s Office.”

Thursday, Davis appeared in Kane County bond court on the disorderly conduct charges. Associate Judge Christine Downs set his bail at $100,000 with 10 percent to apply for bond.

He is next expected in court at 9 a.m. Oct. 3 in front of Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles.

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