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Man arrested for threats against police

Sylvester Jacob Estes

Sylvester Jacob Estes

A man was arrested in Cedar Springs last month for threatening to hurt police and others.

The incident occurred on April 23, when Sylvester Jacob Estes, 32, called police dispatch, from a location in Kent County (not the City of Cedar Springs), and said he was going to harm police officers and others, and that he was going to get weapons.

He was later found by Kent County Sheriff Deputies on Main Street in Cedar Springs, and allegedly told officers that he wanted to “blow up a cop shop.” According to Sgt. Jason Kelley, of the Kent County Sheriff Department’s Cedar Springs Unit, the man didn’t specify to deputies what “cop shop” he wanted to blow up, but a witness said he heard him say the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Estes was arraigned on charges of making a false report or threat of terrorism, and a charge of being a habitual offender. He stole a car in Kent County in July 2009, and was convicted and sentenced to prison in November 2009. He was released in July 2012.

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