Documents: Man tells police he wanted to “blow up a cop shop”

Posted at 5:00 PM, May 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-06 17:00:13-04

KENT COUNTY – A 32-year-old man from Cedar Springs could face up to 20 years in prison, accused of calling police and saying he was going to harm people and kill officers.

Sylvester Jacob Estes is being held in the Kent County jail after being charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism.  The felony also carries a possible $20,000 fine.

Court documents indicate Estes called 911, informing a Kent County dispatcher he was going to harm people and kill police officers.  He’s also accused of saying he had access to weapons and told dispatchers he was on his way to get them during the call.

Officers later made contact with Estes, who told them his intention was to “blow up a cop shop,” according to court records.

Investigators say Estes will also be charged as an habitual offender following a guilty plea to unlawfully driving an automobile in the summer of 2009.  Estes served a two month jail sentence and spent three years on probation for that offense according to court records.

Estes is scheduled to make another court appearance for his latest arrest later this week.