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Wausau West threat suspect in court Tuesday


WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -  The man accused of causing the Wausau West school lockdown by threatening a student will be back in court Tuesday. 18-year-old Marcos L. Garza has a 3:00 p.m. preliminary hearing before judge Greg Grau. Garza is accused of making several threats by text message to his ex-girlfriend while she was in school on Friday, October 5th. He was arrested on Jefferson Street in downtown Wausau carrying a handgun.

Garza is charged with threats to injure, threaten injury or harm by computer message, and carrying a concealed weapon. He is also accused of taking indecent videos of the victim and using them to control her actions. Garza could be sentenced to at least five years in prison if convicted.

Attorney James Connell has been appointed to represent Garza. This preliminary hearing was originally scheduled for last week, but Connell had just taken the case and needed time to prepare.