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Threats made to courthouse; arrest, but no charges yet

Oct 29, 2013 - From staff reports

A K-9 unit was called to search for explosives Friday at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander in response to violent threats alleged to have been made by a Hudson man.

Officials said nothing of note was found at the facility.

Violent threats

In a press release Monday, Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, is alleged to have made "multiple violent threats to the peace and dignity of the community."

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office received an "arrest and hold" order from the Wyoming Probation and Parole office Friday afternoon asking that deputies apprehend Ervin, who is on probation related to an earlier offense.

Ervin was arrested without incident Friday afternoon in Hudson, with the aid of officers from the Riverton and Lander police departments and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

The threatening incident is being investigated by the Wyoming Probation and Parole office and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, according to Lee.

The FCSO had no further information; officials said Tuesday that no charges have been filed against Ervin, who remains in custody in Fremont County.

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