Feds dismiss case involving bomb threat at LSU

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The federal government has dropped an indictment against a man accused of making a false bomb threat at

LSU, which sparked a more than 12-hour evacuation of the Baton Rouge campus in September.

U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. on

Wednesday announced the dismissal of the indictment against 42-year-old

William Bouvay

Jr., of Baton Rouge, who still faces a state charge of

communications of false information of a planned bombing on school

property. Cazayoux says a successful state prosecution would

result in a considerably higher sentence, thus the federal charge

was dropped.

The state intends to charge Bouvay as a habitual offender. If convicted, he could get a mandatory minimum of 13 years, four

months and a maximum sentence of 40 years. The federal charge carried a 10 year sentence.