Man sent to jail after bomb threat

A man has been formally charged in connection with a recent standoff. 34-year old John Richard Banks. Jr. was charged with a felony count of false reports concerning bombs or other explosive devices after allegedly threatening his father and others with a grenade on Patrick Street in Charleston. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad examined the grenade and it wasn't harmful, but the threat sent Banks to the South Central Regional Jail.