Brian Davis to remain in custody for now

Brian Davis, 51, of Centerville, Iowa

A Centerville man charged with threatening to commit terrorism will remain in jail for now, but could be released from custody soon.

Brian Davis, 51, was arrested last week after police alleged that he made multiple threats to personnel at Mercy Hospital in Centerville saying he could walk into any school in Centerville and start shooting.

Police say he made the statements hoping security at the schools would change.

Davis has been custody since his arrest on a $50,000 bond.

Wednesday at the Appanoose County Courthouse, Magistrate Julie Devries approved a plan that would have Davis undergo a mental competency exam and if it was determined he was no danger to himself or others, there is the possibility he could be released from custody while the case makes its way through the court system.

That exam is expected to take place with in the next 24 hours and Judge Devries has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. on how to proceed.

Bobbi Davis was one of more than a dozen friends and family members in court today wearing T-shirts that said Free Papa or Free Brian Davis.

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Bobbi Davis tells KTVO that she simply wants her husband home and believes that will happen very soon.