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Rochester Hills Man Arraigned on Terrorism Charges for Threatening Macomb County Judge
May 17, 2023
LANSING – Jamar Warren, 28, of Rochester Hills, has been arraigned in 41B District Court on charges of False Report or Threat of Terrorism and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime after he threatened a Macomb County Circuit Court Judge, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. The charges come with a sentencing maximum of 20 years.
Warren was before the court in Mt. Clemens for a sentencing hearing on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weaponon November 16, 2022, when he became disruptive. He was removed from the courtroom to continue the hearing in his jail cell via Zoom. At the end of the hearing, Warren is accused of threatening to shoot the judge. His Preliminary Examination has not yet been scheduled.
“Promising violence upon elected officials and officers of the court-- those kinds of statements are threats of terror,” said Nessel. “Our department’s Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit is specifically charged with handling these threats, and well equipped to pursue accountability for them.”
The Michigan Department of Attorney General’s Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit is the first statewide unit of its kind in the United States. The Unit works with federal and local law enforcement partners to ensure hate crimes and crimes of terrorism are thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Please note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. The Department does not provide booking photos.