(WLNS) – It’s been nearly three weeks since state police released any updates into the deaths of Matthew Lundy and 17-year-old Deven Guilford both were shot and killed by Eaton County Sheriff’s deputies in separate cases in February.
Now there are some answers as to why there have not been any updates to the investigations.
6 News Christa Lamendola has more on how death threats caused delays.
Two Lansing men are facing felony charges, both for threatening to kill members of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office.
“The first one was sort of directed at the agency and the second one was sort of general to the deputies,” said Stuart Dunnings III, Ingham County Prosecutor.
In February, Matthew Lundy was killed by Eaton County deputies when they found his car in a ditch.
That’s when police say they noticed a weapon. There was a confrontation and investigators say both deputies shot and killed him.
The next day, Adam Wood allegedly sent death threats to the sheriff’s office.
Wood is facing four felony counts including a threat of terrorism, using a computer to commit a crime and making a threat of a bomb.
Weeks later another deadly shooting by an officer brought another death threat when 17-year-old Deven Guilford was killed during traffic stop after a struggle with an Eaton County Sgt. lead to the sergeant firing his gun.
According to court records Earl Patterson is charged with making the threat from his home in Lansing.
Patterson is also facing felony charges, one for making a false report or threat of terrorism and another for failing to register as a sex offender.
With the threats behind them investigators say they can continue to move forward, but won’t be releasing any more details until toxicology and autopsy reports are complete.