Observer staff

Observer staff

A jailed Union man will spend another two weeks incarcerated after being convicted of two charges related to a bomb threat he made in June.

Scott Christopher Lee, 50, of Union, was sentenced to 50 days in jail and fined $100 Friday in Union County Circuit Court after being convicted of charges of initiating a false report and of first-degree disorderly conduct.

Lee, who has been in jail since June 14 and will receive credit for time served, was arrested on charges related to a June 11 bomb threat. Union County dispatch received a call at 9:47 a.m. that day from a male caller who said there were bombs set to detonate in 30 minutes in the courthouse. After an evacuation of the building, a search was completed that found no suspicious items.

LGPD and the Union County Sheriff’s Office conducted a two-day investigation that led to Lee’s arrest, according to a press release from the La Grande Police Department.

Lee was arrested on charges of initiating a false report, obstructing governmental or judicial administration and first-degree disorderly conduct. He was found guilty in Union County Circuit Court on the charges of initiating a false report and first-degree disorderly conduct, both of which are Class A misdemeanors. Lee’s conviction of both charges was based upon two no contest pleas he made.

The charge of obstructing governmental or judicial administration, also a Class A misdemeanor, was dismissed.

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