Copper City standoff suspect headed to Circuit Court

HOUGHTON — The case of a Copper City man involved in a standoff with police last week is moving to Houghton County Circuit Court.

64-year-old Jerome Flum was bound over to Circuit Court at his probable cause conference this morning. A warrant for Flum’s arrest was issued Wednesday in relation to an incident in which Flum allegedly threatened a public works employee who visited his house. Police took Flum into custody Thursday morning after a standoff in which he refused to leave his home while allegedly making threatening statements toward law enforcement.

Flum is charged with making threats of terrorism, three counts of assaulting a utility company employee, and two counts of malicious use of a telephone. He will be arraigned in Circuit Court May 18th.