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Man accused in courthouse threat moved to Carbon County
Oct 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
A Hudson man accused of making online threats to law enforcement and government officials last week is being moved to Carbon County to face charges.
Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, was arrested without incident early Friday afternoon at the request of the Wyoming Probation and Parole office. He is alleged to have made "multiple violent threats to the peace and dignity of the community."
Court documents, which include details about the incident, will be made available Thursday.
As a result of the reported threat, a K-9 unit was called to search for explosives Friday at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander. Nothing alarming was found in the courthouse, but officials said the Riverton and Lander branches of the Wyoming Department of Corrections closed early Friday as a precautionary measure.
"It appeared he'd been making threats to a number of different people, including judges," said Mark Horan, public information officer for the state DOC. "It looks like it may have included just a variety of law enforcement, maybe a judge, DOC, (deputies) and police officers. I don't know that there's anybody specific, just those different groups."
Horan said Ervin is on probation for simple battery.
The threatening incident is being investigated by the Wyoming Probation and Parole office and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, and the arrest involved the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation as well as the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and the Riverton and Lander police departments.