Judge lowers bond for midstate man charged with threatening police

Written by The Associated Press | May 13, 2016 10:25 AM

(Windsor) -- A man charged with threatening to shoot state troopers and blow up their barracks in central Pennsylvania could be out of jail soon because no troopers showed up to testify at his preliminary hearing.

After that happened Thursday, a public defender persuaded a district judge to lower bond from $250,000 to $1 for 42-year-old Edward Law.

The Windsor Township man is accused of threatening police and driving with alcohol in his system on a suspended license last month.

The judge continued the hearing for two weeks, but now Law could get out of jail if he completes a probation evaluation and posts the nominal bail. If Law gets out, he'll be supervised by county probation officers.

State police didn't immediately comment on the decision or why no troopers attended the hearing.

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