Teenager accused of making false bomb threats released from jail after paying $100
The teenager accused of making two false bomb threats to Arborland businesses on Saturday was released Tuesday night from the Washtenaw County Jail after posting a $100 bond.
Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Officials at the Washtenaw County Jail confirmed Cody Sliwin, 18, left jail at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Sliwin was arraigned on two counts of making a false report of a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon.
He was only required to post 10 percent of his $1,000 bond in order to leave jail, according to a judge’s ruling.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said Wednesday that police used cell phone technology in order to track down Sliwin and arrest him.
The Starbucks and Noodles & Co. in the Arborland shopping center, 3601 Washtenaw Ave., were both closed Saturday afternoon as police investigated the threats.
Police initially responded to the area at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and searched the area using a bomb-sniffing dog from the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety to search the stores.
Both businesses reopened, but another bomb threat was called in at 5:20 p.m., according to police. The restaurants were searched and nothing was found, according to police.
If convicted, Sliwin faces up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine. He’s scheduled to return to court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2.