Man threatens deputies if they don't wish jailed brothers merry Christmas

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published December 14, 2018

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MOUNT CLEMENS — A 48-year-old Mount Clemens man is in the Macomb County Jail facing threat charges stemming from a Dec. 12 incident involving sheriff’s deputies.

According to Macomb County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Renee Yax, Michael Boshell contacted the sheriff’s office over the phone and asked that a Christmas greeting be sent to his two brothers, who are currently serving time in the jail.

Yax said Boshell informed the deputy over the phone that if “someone did not tell his brothers Merry Christmas he would shoot deputies with a long gun.” Boshell then reportedly hung up the phone. The call was retrieved and turned over to investigators, who quickly identified Boshell as the caller.

Boshell, who is currently on parole for bank robbery, was located outside his home in Mount Clemens and arrested by members of both the Macomb County Sheriff’s Enforcement Team unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team for a parole violation.

Upon questioning, Boshell said he did not wish to harm law enforcement and should have mailed a Christmas card to his brothers. His brothers, Jeremiah and Jeremy, are currently awaiting sentencing on two separate homicide cases, according to Yax.

Boshell was arraigned in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township on Dec. 14 on one count felony warrant for false report or threat of terrorism. He was given a $25,000 bond and is required to wear a tether if released. He is due back in court on Jan. 2.

It was immediately unknown if Boshell had obtained an attorney.

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