A Dupo man faces felony charges for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer with his crossbow, kill him and set the police department on fire.
Michael G. Hoverson, 29, was charged with three counts of threatening a public official, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon with an altered or removed serial number.
Hoverson is accused of threatening to shoot Mike Sullivan in the head on Tuesday, threatening to shoot Sullivan through his bulletproof vest with a crossbow and threatening to kill Sullivan, a Dupo Police officer. Hoverson then threatened to set the Dupo Police Department on fire, officers said.
Hoverson is also charged with unlawful use of weapons. Police said he had a .410-gauge shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18 inches. That gun, police said, had the manufacturer’s serial number obliterated.
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Hoverson was being held Friday at the St. Clair County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. The case was investigated by the Dupo Police Department.
The St. Clair County grand jury is expected to hear the case to consider an indictment.