WEDNESDAY, 09/27/2023, 7:20 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay man accused of making terroristic threats after getting upset over his care at Bellin Health was in Brown County court on Monday for his arraignment.
Court records show that 32-year-old Anthony Novello appeared with an attorney on September 25, where an arraignment took place.
Novello is scheduled to be back in Brown County court on December 4 for a plea hearing.
No additional details were provided.
Green Bay man charged with making terrorist threats at Bellin Health has preliminary hearing
THURSDAY, 09/07/2023, 1:50 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay man accused of making terroristic threats after getting upset over his care at Bellin Health was in Brown County court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
Court records show that 32-year-old Anthony F. Novello appeared with an attorney on September 6, where the court found probable cause, making him bound for an arraignment hearing.
Novello is facing two felony charges after an alleged incident at Bellin Health on July 10, including bodily harm or threat to an employee at a healthcare facility and making terrorist threats.
His arraignment hearing is scheduled for September 25.
Green Bay man charged with making terrorist threats after getting upset over his care at Bellin
WEDNESDAY, 07/12/2023, 11:49 a.m.
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) – A man from Green Bay has been charged after an alleged incident where he made threatening remarks towards a Bellin facility in Ashwaubenon.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by Local 5, 32-year-old Anthony Novello is facing two charges related to an alleged incident where he made threats toward Bellin and some employees. On July 10 around 5:20 p.m., an officer was sent to take a harassment complaint at Bellin Family Practice on Commanche Avenue.
It was reported that a male suspect, identified as Novello, allegedly made threats to slap and possibly kill people if he was not cared for correctly. An employee told authorities that Novello called and was ‘extremely upset’ over the care he got during his visit on the morning of July 10.
Novello reportedly explained over the phone to the employee that he had an appointment at 8:15 a.m., but missed it due to taking a ‘cigarette break’. He then claimed that he was told he would not be seen by his provider, but was seen at the urgent care downstairs.
The complaint says that Novello stated he was given a gas card for the inconvenience. He also allegedly said that the staff tried to bribe him and that if they wished to bribe him they should give him more medication, a ride to the clinic and $100.
The employee told authorities that Novello started to ask what would happen if he came back the next day and someone made him angry. Novello allegedly said he would smack people and that ‘this was why shootings happen every day’.
Novello also allegedly said, “Who’s to say I don’t shoot up the place.” The employee did say they were afraid that Novello would show up to the clinic and carry out his threats.
The officer did note that while getting a statement from the employee, they had to stop a couple of times because they got emotional talking about the threats.
Authorities went to Novello’s house and took him into custody. He reportedly complained of a medical issue and that he talked about how he was trying to voice his opinion and effect change at the facility.
Novello is charged with the following:
- Threat of Bodily Harm to a Worker in a Health Care Facility, Repeater
- Up to six years in prison (Can be increased by four years due to being a repeater)
- Terrorist Threats, Repeater
- Up to three and a half years in prison (Can be increased by four years due to being a repeater)
Court records show that Novello appeared in court on July 11 and had his cash bond set at $2,500. He has since posted bond and was released from custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 23 for his adjourned initial appearance.
No additional information was provided.