$250,030 bail set Salem Township man in bomb threat case

A judge set bail at $250,303 on Monday for the man who admitted to making bomb threats to area schools, including two in Oak Harbor.

Charles Tingler, 22, Salem Township, had his initial appearance Monday in Ottawa County Municipal Court on one felony count of inducing panic.

His next hearing is at 3 p.m. Monday in municipal court.

The case will be presented to a grand jury for potentially more charges in mid-May, Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan said. If Tingler is indicted, the case will be turned over to Ottawa County Common Pleas Court.

Authorities arrested Tingler on Friday. He admitted to making a bomb threat against Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor Middle School and Sandusky High School on April 21 and to Waite High School in Toledo on Friday, said Agent Don St. Clair of the Ottawa County Drug Task Force.

He also admitted to making a hoax threat where he said he would bring a gun to Port Clinton Middle School on Friday and with making a hoax report of a person with a gun at the Fremont Wal-Mart, St. Clair said. Fremont police received the Wal-Mart call on April 21.


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