G.R. man charged for online threats of mass shooting to kill jewish people

GR man charged for stalking and online threats

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A Grand Rapids man was charged for stalking and making threats online. 

David Lenio, 29, appeared in court on earlier this week for stalking and computer charges. The charges included use of a computer to commit a crime, a 7 year felony, aggravated stalking, a 5 year felony and malicious use of a telecommunications device, a 6 month misdemeanor.

According to a release from Grand Rapids police, a warrant for Lenio's arrest was issued after he tweeted threats of a mass shooting and made threats of shooting people of Jewish descent on social media.

The tweets, and use of social media, were also in violation of his conditions of release out of the state of Montana. 

He was arrested in 2015 for making similar threats, and is awaiting trial there on felony intimidation charges. He was released into the custody of his family in Grand Rapids, as long as he did not engage on social media and have access to guns.

Lenio was arrested on Feb. 25 and his bond was set a $500,000. He is set to be in court March 14 for a preliminary examination.  

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