Valpo Man Tells Judge He Wants to Remain Jailed

Jul 29, 2021

Brian Kelly
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VALPARAISO - A Valparaiso man, who is accused of posting a threat of a mass killing on social media, told the judge he wants to remain behind bars.

The "Times" reports 50 year-old Brian Kelly, told the judge Thursday morning he wants to remain locked up because he is a danger to society.  

Porter Superior Court Judge Mike Fish upheld the current bond of $5,500 cash, but told Kelly he can opt not to post bond and remain behind bars.  Kelly faces two felony counts of intimidation. The most serious charge refers to committing terrorism.

In the video, which was posted June 14, Kelly identified himself and says that he was sending the message as a warning that he was going to murder as many people as he could and then kill himself.

Police said they received several calls and messages about the video from the community.  A public defender is representing Kelly for his future court dates which are scheduled for September 20 and October 18th.