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Sauk Rapids Man Accused Of Making Bogus 911 Calls

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Sauk Rapids man is accused of making several bogus 911 calls to Stearns County dispatch.

Dexter Eugene Bingham Jr. is charged with three counts of felony terroristic threats for the calls between Jan. 8 and Feb. 25.

A criminal complaint says the 36-year-old claimed bombs were planted in Sauk Rapids schools and on a deputy’s squad as well as claims of sexual assault and arson.

The St. Cloud Times reports one call led to the partial evacuation of two schools.

Investigators say they traced the GPS coordinates of the cell phone, even though it had been deactivated.

Bingham allegedly admitted placing the calls.

Bingham made a court appearance Friday and was ordered held on $125,000 bail.

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