The Lockwood teen accused of making a terrorist threat on Crowder College’s Neosho campus was in court Monday for a pre-trial conference.

The Lockwood teen accused of making a terrorist threat on Crowder College’s Neosho campus was in court Monday for a pre-trial conference.
Anthony Volkman has another pre-trial conference scheduled for 1 p.m. May 23, when he against will go before 40th Circuit Court Judge Timothy Perigo on a felony count of making a terrorist threat for a Dec. 7 incident when he is accused of making several comments about shooting people in the college’s cafeteria and making gestures of shooting students.
The probable-cause affidavit stated that Volkman also made references to blowing things up. A search of his van on the campus that day found what appeared to be an explosive device.
Students were moved from dorms and classes were canceled that day. Though it was revealed to be an electronic, but not explosive device, the Springfield Police Department bomb squad destroyed it.
Volkman is free on a reduced $5,000 surety bond with the stipulation he not leave Dade County except for court appearances and emergency medical care.
Robert Severs, 23, of Joplin also appeared before Perigo for pre-trial conferences on a litany of charges from 2015 and will do so again at 1 p.m. May 2. Severs is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and a suspended driver’s license for an incident March 31 on Downstream Boulevard in Joplin.
A probable-cause affidavit stated he was found in possession of a stolen truck Oct. 19 at his home on Cherry Road in Joplin and is charged with receiving stolen property.
Another charge of receiving stolen property originates from a Nov. 24 search warrant at Severs’ home that turned up a stolen truck, checkbook and tools.
An Oct. 1 charge of receiving stolen property is the result of a search warrant at his home where a stolen motorcycle was seized.
Severs is charged with second-degree robbery for a Nov. 12 incident at Dollar General on Missouri Highway 43 in Joplin. That same day, an affidavit stated he stole a truck from Griffith Motor Co. in Neosho and is charged with first-degree tampering.