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WINDSOR TWP, York County, Pa- A man who is charged with threatening to shoot state police troopers and blow up their barracks, could be out of jail soon, due to state troopers not showing up for his preliminary hearing on Thursday.
Officials say Edward Law,42, of Windsor Township, had his preliminary hearing on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in front of Judge John Fishel. The judge continued the hearing for another two weeks due to the arresting state trooper not being present.
Law was represented by a public defender, who persuaded the judge to lower Law’s bond from $250,000 to $1.
Law, is charged with threatening placement of a bomb, making terroristic threats to cause serious public inconvenience and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .02 or greater while on a suspended driver’s license.
Now, Law could get out of jail if he completes a probation evaluation and posts the nominal bail. If he gets out, he’ll be supervised by county probation officers.
FOX43 did reach out to state police on why they did not make an appearance in court, State police provided us with the following statement:
“The investigating Corporal was not present at the hearing yesterday due to a miscommunication regarding the scheduled time for the hearing. As soon as the oversight was realized, contact was made with the appropriate entities to ensure that the case would not be jeopardized. The hearing has been continued and is scheduled to now be held on May 26.”