New Milford man held for threats against court
Updated 3:11 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2013
A local man whose threats against Bantam Court led Sept. 9 to added police patrols at New Milford schools is being held on $25,000 court set bond.
Timothy Adams, 23, of New Milford, was arrested Sept. 9 on a charge of second-degree breach of peace relating to threats allegedly made while meeting with a probation officer at Superior Court in Bantam, according to court documents.
Adams' threats were not directed at the schools and he is not a student, Ash said.
According to the arrest warrant, Adams was meeting with a court official, Amy Grenier, on Sept. 6 for entrance into the accelerated rehabilitation program when he told her the courthouse was "a battleground" and she was "sitting in the next Sandy Hook and be prepared."
Grenier described Adams to detectives as being "very unstable," and he had "admitted to using recreational marijuana."
Grenier stated she "could see a white powdery substance on Adams' nose that she could not identify," the affidavit states.
Adams had previously identified himself as a "sovereign citizen" to a police officer during a traffic stop in March 2012 and stated the stop was "treason," according to the affidavit.
"According to the FBI, a sovereign citizen is classified among domestic terror threats as anti-government extremists... they do not recognize the authority of courts, federal, state, local laws, policies or regulations and are known to have a high propensity for committing acts of violence," the affidavit states.
Adams is charged with second-degree breach of peace in the Sept. 6 incident. A court date is set Sept. 24 for his plea.
He is also charged with possession of less than 1/2 ounce of cannabis from September 2012; second-degree failure to appear in October 2012; second-degree failure to appear in June 2013; and improper use of marker/license/registration from Sept. 2012.
He has pled not guilty on all of the above charges and is being held on $500 bond on these charges, with a next court date of Tuesday, Sept. 24.