February 29, 2024
The teenager was arrested final week after allegedly threatening to shoot up Rancho Bernardo Excessive Faculty. Picture by way of @RaoulMartinezTV X

A Rancho Bernardo man whose teenage son allegedly threatened to shoot up his highschool was out of custody Wednesday, not lengthy after prosecutors charged him with illegally possessing a big array of weapons.

Neal James Anders, 45, was arrested after his 14-year-old son allegedly made threats to hold out a taking pictures at Rancho Bernardo Excessive Faculty.

In investigating the risk allegations, prosecutors mentioned police searched the household’s dwelling and a storage facility and located “an arsenal of weapons” that included rifles, pistols, flamethrowers and gadgets that can be utilized to assemble firearms.

Prosecutors argued the weapons had been accessible to Anders’ kids and that his son allegedly advised different college students that he had entry to the weapons as a result of a lock securing the firearms was damaged.

After pleading not responsible final week, Anders remained jailed on $300,000 bail, however jail information point out he’s now out of custody.

The San Diego County District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned Anders faces new situations from the court docket, akin to he and his private electronics will be searched and not using a warrant and he was ordered in opposition to proudly owning any firearms, ammunition, or elements and components thereof.

His protection lawyer, Gregory Garrison, said in court docket final week that police have seized all of Anders’ firearms.

Garrison argued his shopper has robust ties to the neighborhood and was not a hazard or a flight danger. The protection lawyer cited Anders’ lack of legal historical past, and his employment with a navy contractor, stating his employer “anxiously awaits his return to work.”

The D.A.’s Workplace mentioned Wednesday that Anders “was actually terminated from his job, which was completely different than the illustration that was made at arraignment.”

A brand new legal criticism just lately filed in opposition to Anders added a dozen new prices, bringing his most doable jail time period to 10 years if convicted. These 25 felony and misdemeanor prices embrace possession of an assault weapon, possession of a short-barreled rifle, and manufacturing or assembling unserialized handguns.

Anders’ son additionally has a listening to in juvenile court docket scheduled for this Friday.