Man arrested for allegedly sending threatening emails to employees at Macomb Co. facility

Posted at 6:54 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 06:54:52-04

A 41-year-old Detroit man has been arrested for allegedly sending threats to employees at a medical care facility in Macomb County.

Police say two threats were made to the Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility via email. The threats named specific former and current employees and referenced a former employee's new place of employment.

Macomb County Sheriff's detectives tracked the emails as being sent from Oakland Community College in Oakland County.

Vincent Burgess was arrested at his residence and taken into police custody. Police say Burgess is an acquaintance of one of the former employees towards whom the threats were made.

He has been charged with two counts of False Report or Threat of Terrorism, a 20-year felony, two counts of Computers – Using to Commit a Crime, a 20-year felony and one count of Telecommunications Services – Malicious Use, a 6-month misdemeanor.

Burges was arraigned on Monday in Clinton Township and was given a $1 million bond.