The case against a man accused of threatening the Williams County State’s Attorney while in jail on other charges will move forward, a judge ruled Thursday, Jan. 31.
After a short preliminary hearing, Northwest District Judge Josh Rustad found there was probable cause in the case of Greg Boe, who was charged Dec. 3 with threatening public servants, a class C felony, forward to trial.
Boe, 54, is accused of writing a threatening letter to Williams County State’s Attorney Marlyce Wilder while in the Williams County jail awaiting trial on a class C felony charge of terrorizing and a class A misdemeanor charge of violating a disorderly conduct restraining order.
During Thursday’s preliminary hearing, Detective Amber Dickerson with the Williams County Sheriff’s Office testified that on Nov. 26, Boe wrote a letter to Wilder in which he took issue with the charges filed against him. He was arrested in April and accused of writing a threatening letter to a woman who had a restraining order out against him.
While being questioned by Nathan Madden, assistant state’s attorney for Williams County, Dickerson said that in the letter, Boe wrote that he objected to the charges against him and the way the law was being applied and that Wilder’s time in office would be ended “at bullet point.”
“Did the defendant, Mr. Boe, make threats against other officials?” Madden asked.
“Many others,” Dickerson said.
She also testified that Boe’s letter contained threats against more than 100 other people, including the woman he’s accused of threatening in the original case, the judges and courthouse staff in Williams County, local attorneys and fellow Williams County jail inmates.
Boe, who represented himself at the hearing, asked no questions. When Rustad ruled there was probable cause for the case to move forward, Boe entered a plea of not guilty.
Earlier this month, the attorneys representing Boe in the original case withdrew. His trial in that case is scheduled to begin Feb. 25.