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Iowa man that made threats leading to Sparta graduation postponement, to wear GPS monitoring



The Iowa man accused of making threats that postponed the Sparta High School commencement made his first appearance in Monroe County court late last week.

A signature bond was set for Benjamin Sidie, who’s accused of making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, as a repeater.

The Sparta School District postponed graduation for a week, after Sidie reportedly threatened to kill relatives going to the ceremony with the goal of having police kill him.

The 42-year-old was arrested in Dubuque, Iowa, on Memorial Day.

He’s ordered to have no firearms and make no acts or threats of violence, as well as wear a GPS monitor. Sidie will have another court appearance later this month.

The court ordered Sidie to comply with a bond monitoring program, restricting the hours he can be out in public, as well.

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