Pasco — Trial date set for alleged CBC bomb threat caller
A 52-year-old man charged with calling in multiple bomb threats that shut down Columbia Basin College for most of a day faces a Sept. 18 trial.
Steven Eugene Brown pleaded innocent Tuesday to one felony count of threats to bomb or injure property.
The Kennewick man, charged in Franklin County Superior Court, was given court-appointed attorney Peyman Younesi.
Younesi asked for a week to talk with his new client before arguing to get the $150,000 bail reduced. However, Younesi did request that detectives not try to contact Brown.
Brown allegedly made the calls July 18 before he was scheduled to take a test at the school. The first call was placed at 11:23 a.m.
The Pasco and Richland campuses were shut down through the night while authorities searched for explosive devices. Nothing was found and the campuses reopened the following day.
Brown was arrested July 24 after police said they tracked a cellphone used to call in the threats.