A Burlington man was assigned a $2,500 signature bond Wednesday after police say he threatened to kill Racine residents who participated in protests about the Jan. 17 officer-involved shooting of Donte Shannon.
Brandon Spiller, 35, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney with one felony count of making terrorist threats. If convicted, he faces up to 3-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, participants in the Jan. 22 and 29 protests reported to Racine police that they read on a local television station’s Facebook page comments posted by Spiller that stated he’d like to run over the protesters for blocking traffic, “death to all protesters,” and asking who might be interested in driving to Racine to help run over protesters.
Police say they located Spiller through his social media account.
Online court records indicate the complaint against Spiller was originally filed earlier this month and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He will next be in court March 7 for his preliminary hearing.