Terror Charge Against Ohio FF Dropped

Charges have been dropped against a former Steubenville firefighter who was accused of making terroristic threats.

A grand jury did not indict Paul E. Bowman III, 37, who was fired from the fire department this year after allegedly threatening an assistant fire chief. Bowman later filed a grievance fighting his termination from the department he worked at for 12 years.

Bowman had been charged with two counts of making terroristic threats, which is a third-degree felony.

Steubenville police Officer James Marquis previously testified Bowman called him at home and stated "if he lost his arbitration, that he would personally make CNN."

The officer said he filed a police report after the conversation because he wanted to make other officers aware of the situation. Bowman was arrested five days after the alleged threat was made and was ordered to stay away from all city employees and city property.

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