Christopher Evans

Christopher Evans

A St. Joseph man has been charged with making a terrorist threat against a local business.

Christopher Thomas Evans, 27, is charged with felony first-degree terrorist threat, according to court records.

A probable cause statement filed by prosecutors alleged Evans committed the crimes on Sept. 20 and Sept. 25. The statement said Altec received two phone calls on Sept. 20 from a male concerning a bomb threat. St. Joseph police responded and searched the business for three hours.

On Sept. 25, a male contacted police and allegedly stated he was going to Altec to “shoot everyone coming from the building.” A police investigation later determined Evans had made that call.

Prosecutors added Evans currently has no residence and is on parole out of Independence, Missouri. He has been arrested twice for parole or probation violations in St. Joseph.

Bond has been denied for Evans, who remains in custody. Arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. today before Judge Keith Marquart.

Ray Scherer can be reached at ray.scherer@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SJNPScherer.