SALEM (WRXX) – Salem police have arrested a 35-year-old Salem man in connection with alleged bomb threats to Schutt Sports.
According to police, Damon Deboer was taken into custody at his home on four counts disorderly conduct
Police reports said they received a 9-1-1 call around 4:54 a.m. Monday from a male claiming there were three bombs inside Shutt Sports. Officers from the Salem Police Department and the Secretary of State Police’s Bomb Squad responded and searched the factory.
While officers were still on scene, the same male made a second call on a different number to 9-1-1 stating that the bomb would go off at 11:30 a.m. The factory was secured and searched and no explosives were found. The first call made was able to be tracked to a residence at 1201 South Jefferson in Salem.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence and Deboer was taken into custody. The phone used to call 9-1-1 was located on Deboer at the time of his arrest.
Deboer is currently an employee of Schutt Sports and was scheduled to work first shift Monday morning.
He was arrested on four counts of disorderly conduct. Two counts of disorderly conduct stem from Monday’s alleged incident and the other two come from incidents that allegedly happened in August.
The first incident occurred on August 12th when Deboer reportedly had told a supervisor that a stranger had approached him while he was outside at work and told him a bomb was going to go off at Schutt.
The second incident involved a 9-1-1 call made on August 17, from one of the same numbers that called on September 12th. The same male caller threatened that there was a bomb inside Schutt Sports, however, no bomb was located.
Deboer was taken to the Marion County Jail where he was booked on four charges of Disorderly Conduct for making a bomb threat. Each count is a Class 3 felony.