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Marion man indicted, charged with making terrorist threats

Marvin Heard of Marion was arrested on December 5, 2022, and now faces charges including making terrorist threats, menacing, and possession of a firearm by a person forbidden to carry one, according to court records from Perry County.

The case, under Circuit Judge Collins Pettaway Jr., was filed on June 27, following Heard’s indictment on June 14. The charges are classified as Class C felonies and a Class B misdemeanor.

Following his arrest, Heard was held before posting bond of $5300 and being released on December 8, 2022.

The charges arose from events on December 4, 2022. The specific details about the alleged terrorist threats or the circumstances leading to the other charges have not yet been made public.

No court dates or further actions have been listed in the case at this time.

The case is being watched closely due to the severity of the charges. Making terrorist threats is considered a serious offense, carrying heavy penalties if a conviction is secured.

Authorities have not released further details at this time.