An Alexandria man charged with making a terrorist threat opted to waive his preliminary hearing Monday.

According to court documents, the case against Robert Carl Jones, 39, is bound over to a Calhoun County grand jury.

Robert Carl Jones

Robert Carl Jones

Tony Hamm, the director of Tri-County Outreach, told The Star earlier this month that Jones told his own mother that he planned to “come to my office and blow my head off,” during a phone call from the Calhoun County Jail.

According to Hamm, Jones was discharged from a court-ordered rehab program after he started his own drug treatment service and tried to take clients from Tri-County Outreach.

An attempt late Monday to contact Jones’ attorney, Daniel Faulkner, for additional comment was unsuccessful.

Jones remains in jail with bond set at $1 million.

Making a terrorist threat is a Class C felony. If convicted, Jones could face up to a decade in prison and owe up to $15,000 in fines, according to state law.

Contact Staff Writer Amalia Kortright at 256-235-3563.

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