On 02-11-15 Mark Connelly was arraigned on 2 counts of Telecommunications Services – Malicious Use by Magistrate Karen Willing in 80th District Court. His bond was set at $20,000 10%. He has since posted bond and been released.
Press Release from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department:
On 02-10-15 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Clare County Central Dispatch received a call of a man threatening to go to the Clare County Road Commission Office on Mannsiding Road near Clare Avenue to shoot two employees. The incident stemmed from a dispute regarding snow plowing. Deputies put the Road Commission Office into outside / secure mode for about an hour for the safety of the employees and public until the gentleman could be located. Troopers and Deputies located the man leaving his residence in Lake in his vehicle. There was not a weapon located within the vehicle. The 54 year old Lake man was arrested for the malicious use of the telephone to threaten. He remains lodged in the Clare County Jail pending charges being authorized by the Clare County Prosecutor’s Office and is awaiting his arraignment. The Clare County Sheriff Department was assisted by the Michigan State Police – Mt. Pleasant Post.