Troy man pleads no contest to panic charges


David Winter called in a fake bomb threat at a factory and a false bank robbery last January

By Melanie Yingst - [email protected]



MIAMI COUNTY — The man accused of calling in a fake bomb threat at F&P America and a fake bank robbery at Wright-Patt Credit Union on Jan. 29 appeared in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

David Winter, 32, of Troy, entered a plea of no contest to an indictment charging him with fourth-degree felony inducing panic. He was found guilty by Judge Christopher Gee during the change of plea hearing Tuesday.

On Jan. 29, Winter was stopped by Troy Police Department outside of Abbey Credit Union after authorities were alerted to the two suspicious phone calls drawing resources to the west side of the city. A search warrant was obtained for Winter’s vehicle. Officers found a robbery note and a BB gun altered to look like a handgun. His sentencing date was set for Aug. 22. Several of the initial charges were dropped.

Winters could face up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. He was released on his own recognizance.

David Winter called in a fake bomb threat at a factory and a false bank robbery last January

By Melanie Yingst

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