Eau Claire County (WQOW) - A Mondovi man accused of making numerous area bomb threats was sentenced Monday in one of the cases against him.
Eau Claire County Judge William Gabler gave Dustin Hewitt three years in prison, but he won't serve all of the time because he has spent nearly two years behind bars waiting for his case to be resolved.
Hewitt was found guilty by a jury in February of making bomb scares to the Eau Claire Probation and Parole Office.
Hewitt is due back in court in Rusk County on Wednesday, where he still faces charges of making bomb threats to the Rusk County Law Enforcement Center, the Ladysmith Police Department and to the headquarters of GoDaddy.com
Posted: February 16, 2017
UPDATE: The verdicts are in for a Mondovi man accused in a series of Bomb threats.
An Eau Claire County jury found Dustin Hewitt guilty Tuesday. He was accused of sending an email to the probation and parole office in Eau Claire in 2016, threatening to bomb it. He was also suspected of making bomb threats to the headquarters of GoDaddy.com.
Hewitt will be sentenced in May.
He still faces charges of making bomb threats that forced evacuation of the Rusk County Courthouse and jail, and the Ladysmith Police Department. He's due in court on those charges next Wednesday.
A Mondovi man, who is accused of making numerous bomb threats using email and Facebook, was found not competent on Thursday.
An Eau Claire County judge made that ruling in the case against Dustin Hewitt. He's accused of making a bomb threat to the Rusk County Law Enforcement Center in 2016, forcing evacuation of the jail and courthouse. Investigators said he made similar threats to the Eau Claire Probation and Parole Office, the Ladysmith Police Department and the headquarters for godaddy.com.
On Thursday, the judge ordered that Hewitt be committed for treatment. He faces similar charges in Rusk County.