Court proceedings for a rural Scottsbluff man charged with three felonies following an 11 hour standoff west of Scottsbluff August 20th have been moved to District court.
65 year old Daniel Converse is charged with use of an explosive to commit a felony and two counts of terroristic threats. At a County Court hearing Tuesday the state agreed to a defense request to refile the charges in District Court and dismiss the complaint previously filed in County Court. A defense motion to quash the charges because the charges are allegedly not specific enough was not considered today.
The explosive was a Russian World-War II era grenade which Converse threatened to detonate during negotiations with authorities. Two days later it was detonated safely by Police.
The previous charges concern alleged threats made to family members prior to the standoff. Bond has been set at $50,000 with a ten percent cash provision.