School bomb threat suspect appears in court - KCTV5

Bond set for school bomb threat suspect

Posted: Updated:
Tingler was arraigned in Ottawa County Municipal Court on Monday morning. Tingler was arraigned in Ottawa County Municipal Court on Monday morning.
Charles Tingler (Source: Ottawa County Sheriff's Office) Charles Tingler (Source: Ottawa County Sheriff's Office)
(Toledo News Now) -

The 22-year-old man police say admitted to calling in fake bomb threats to several schools around northwest Ohio faced a judge Monday, April 28 in Ottawa County Municipal Court.

Police say Charles Tingler called in a bomb threat to Waite High School on Friday, along with Sandusky and Oak Harbor schools April 21.

The Ottawa County Sheriff says his office found that the calls were made using a smart phone app called Spoof. After subpoenaing the provider, police say they tracked the calls to Tingler on Friday. 

Currently, Tingler is charged with inducing panic in connection with bomb threats that he admitted placing to Oak Harbor. The felonious charge carries up to eight years in a state prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

More charges could be filed for the other school incidents.

Tingler did not have a lawyer on Monday, so the court will appoint one for him.

Since this is a felony, the municipal court cannot accept a guilty or not guilty plea. Tingler's bond was set at $250,000.  

A continuation hearing has been granted until May 5.

Police say Tingler is not responsible for a threat called in to Port Clinton High School.

"We spoke with each suspect and each suspect claims sole responsibility," said Port Clinton Police Detective Corbin Carpenter.

Alexander Fletcher, 24, has been charged with the Port Clinton threat and a subsequent nearby robbery. Police say Fletcher admitted he was on heroine at the time of the robbery.

"I think he had a substance abuse problem that kind of influenced his actions," said Carpenter.

Crystal Clark was in the courtroom and will bring you more on this case in her reports tonight on WTOL 11 News starting at 5.

Related:

Follow Toledo News Now:  

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved. 

  • Bond set for school bomb threat suspectMore>>

  • CONNECT WITH US

    CONNECT WITH US

    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >
    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:17 AM EST2017-11-20 08:17:04 GMT
    In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >
  • Friends remember 15-year-old found shot, killed inside Kansas City, KS laundromat

    Friends remember 15-year-old found shot, killed inside Kansas City, KS laundromat

    Monday, November 20 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-11-20 23:43:20 GMT

    Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Kansas City, Kansas laundromat on Saturday. 

    More >

    Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Kansas City, Kansas laundromat on Saturday. 

    More >
  • Verruckt still stands one year after Caleb Schwab's death

    Verruckt still stands one year after Caleb Schwab's death

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-11-20 21:55:29 GMT
    Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)

    It has been more than a year since 10-year-old was killed on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn, but the slide he died on still stands today. 

    More >

    It has been more than a year since 10-year-old was killed on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn, but the slide he died on still stands today. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.