Holmes waives preliminary examination, case moves to circuit court



REED CITY -- The case against a Reed City man accused of making threats to Ferris State University and other organizations has been bound over to circuit court after he waived his right to a preliminary examination.

Arnold Duane Holmes Jr., a former FSU student, was scheduled for a preliminary examination on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Osceola County's 77th District Court, but after waiving the exam, he now will face charges in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court.

According to court records, Holmes was arraigned on two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge, including posting terroristic threats, using a computer to commit a felony and illegal use of a telecommunication device.

Holmes also was arraigned as a habitual offender, second offense.

The charges stemmed from an incident in August, at which time law enforcement became aware of multiple videos posted online by Holmes threatening FSU, area hospitals, the veterans affairs office and military police personnel, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police.

Holmes currently is lodged at the Osceola County Jail with bond set at $1 million.

No future court dates have been scheduled at this time.