MOUNT VERNON — Attending his arraignment in Mount Vernon Municipal Court via a video link to the Knox County Jail, Christopher O’Hara, 23, pleaded not guilty to a charge of inducing panic.
A Facebook post indicated a bomb had been placed somewhere in the police department offices at 5 N. Gay St. and officers back tracked the post to O’Hara, who was arrested and taken to the jail.
Judge Paul Spurgeon set a $1,000 cash bond, and scheduled a pretrial hearing for June 20. The court trial date will be July 11.
O’Hara remains in custody on a probation violation charge.