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Man charged with making firearm threats

July 13, 2018

The case against a 21-year-old man charged with threatening a man with a firearm has been sent to the district court.

Yovany Rosales Garcia, whose address is unknown, waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Adams County Court.

Adams County Judge Timothy Hoeft bound the case over to the Adams County District Court for trial.

Garcia faces charges of terroristic threats, possessing a firearm while committing a felony and possessing a firearm by a prohibited person.

According to the arrest affidavit, Garcia was among three men who went to a mobile home at 1203 East Park Street in the early morning hours of Nov. 20, 2017.

Felipe Diaz told police that three men with guns came to his home and asked if Juan was there. Diaz told the men Juan wasn’t there. He and his girlfriend then went to the bedroom to get away from the door.

A video showed three men with firearms outside the mobile home. One man used a gun to strike the door and another pointed a gun at the door.

Garcia was identified as one of the men in the video and police learned he has a felony conviction that prohibits him from possessing a firearm.

Possession a firearm by a prohibited person is a Class 1D felony punishable by three to 50 years in prison. Possession of a firearm while committing a felony is a Class 2 felony punishable by up to 50 years in prison. Terroristic threats is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to two years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.

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