By Jon King /

A former Livingston County resident already charged with making threats against Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and Senator Debbie Stabenow is also facing a charge of brandishing a firearm for a separate incident in Howell Township.

62-year-old Daniel Thompson, formerly of Gregory but now living in Harrison, was charged last month with three counts of malicious use of service provided by a telecommunications service provider, a six-month misdemeanor and/or a $1,000 fine. The Michigan Attorney General’s office alleges that Thompson left threatening messages for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Jan. 5 from Livingston County and made vulgar and threatening remarks in a phone conversation with a member of Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin’s office on Jan. 19 from Clare County. A third charge alleges Thompson made another threatening call to Rep. Slotkin from Livingston County on April 30, 2020.

However, court records show that he was charged with Brandishing a Firearm in Public following an incident on January 23rd in which Thompson is alleged to have lifted up his jacket and showed he had a gun on his person while inside the Marathon Gas Station on Burkhart Road in Howell Township. Livingston County Undersheriff Jeff Warder says store employees say that Thompson was arguing with them at the time, although he never pointed at anybody in the store. By the time deputies arrived at the store, Thompson had already left.

A warrant was subsequently authorized by the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office. Thompson turned himself in and was arraigned last Friday in 53rd District Court. He was given a $5,000 dollar bond with a 10% alternative, which he posted. However, the judge ordered him to turn his firearms over to Michigan State Police as a condition of his bond. MSP Public Information Officer, Lt. Brian Oleksyk, confirmed for WHMI that Thompson fulfilled that order on Saturday, March 6th. He has a pretrial on the charges set for April 12th.