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CBC Bomb Threat Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

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PASCO, Wash.-- The man accused of making bomb threat calls to Columbia Basin College last week made his first appearance in court Thursday.

A Franklin County Judge determined there is probable cause to detain 52-year-old Steven Eugene Brown for "Threats to Bomb or Injure Property."

Charges will be filed next week, but for now he will stay in jail with bail set at $150,000.

Court documents say Pasco police detectives tracked down Brown through telephone company call records based on the times the threat calls came into CBC.

CBC administrators say if Brown is found guilty for making the calls, they plan on taking legal action.

"A lot of human resources hours were lost due to this incident. We want to make it perfectly clear that anyone else that tries to do this, we are going to seek out, find them and in addition to being prosecuted, we're going to go after them for financial restitution," said Frank Murray, CBC Spokesperson.

Murray tells NBC Right Now Brown was not a CBC student, but court documents say he was scheduled to take a test administered at the campus on the day of the threats.

Officers arrested Brown at a Finley home Wednesday.

Documents say officers found a cell phone matching the number used to make the threats and a credit card that matched the one on that cell phone account.