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Man accused of making false bomb threat pleads guilty

The man accused of a false bomb threat at the Tippecanoe County courthouse in April pleaded guilty to charges on Wednesday.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 4:45 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2019 4:52 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The man accused of making a false bomb threat at the Tippecanoe County courthouse plead guilty to charges on Wednesday. According to Prosecutor Pat Harrington, 47-year-old Michael Battering pleaded guilty to intimidation, false informing and fraud.

On April 11 The Tippecanoe County courthouse evacuated following a call that detailed the locations of supposed bombs in the courthouse. 

The building was swept, and no devices were found. Battering was arrested on April 26. He told investigators he wanted to delay a court hearing for a child custody issue.

Battering's sentencing is set for November 22nd.

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