Man accused of threats towards Tiffin University has first court hearing, bond set at $500K
TIFFIN, OH — A Detroit man who is facing a felony charge after making shooting threats to Tiffin University and threatening to blow up a campus building had his bond set at $500,000 during a hearing in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on Wednesday.
According to the Tiffin Police Department, 27-year-old Reginald “Reggie” A. Morrissette Jr. made the threats after demanding to know the location of a specific university employee and to speak to that employee on the phone.
Morrissette Jr. faces a third-degree felony charge of making a terroristic threat.
The Tiffin Police Department, along with Tiffin University campus security, staff, and administration responded immediately to ensure the safety of everyone on campus by relocating students from the named building, to other locations.
Morrissette Jr. has done time before on charges including home invasion, attempted arson, and domestic violence, according to arrest records obtained from the Michigan Department of Corrections. He was most recently on probation for attempted arson, a second degree felony.
Law enforcement worked to determine that Morrissette was not in the Tiffin area at the time of the threat.
Morrissette Jr. was later identified after officers interviewed the university employee he was searching for. Tiffin detectives then confirmed that Morriessette Jr. was still in Michigan at the time of the threat and the university campus was determined safe.
Morrissette Jr. was arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan, and then extradited to Tiffin.
No injuries were reported during the incident.