The Essex County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed eight new charges against a naked man who allegedly was throwing explosive devices. Last year, Avery Buchman, 65, of Brighton, pleaded not guilty to felony charges of domestic terrorism and aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, simple assault with fluids on a law enforcement officer, possession of fireworks without a permit, noise in the night, unlawful mischief and 3rd-degree arson for allegedly setting a gas can on fire next to his neighbor’s house. Police were called to the area of 870 Gideons Mill Road in the Town of Brighton in August of 2022, for a report that Buchman had been threatening people and setting off “improvised explosive devices” at his residence and other properties in the area. Essex County State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi filed new charges against Buchman after the ATF filed its report. The new felony charges are burglary into an occupied dwelling, unlawful mischief, unlawful mischief-explosive, destructive or hoax device and two counts of explosives-possession or use. The misdemeanor charges are two counts of possession of stolen property. Buchman pleaded not guilty to the charges last week and Judge Michael R. Kainen continued Buchman’s bail at $10,000.
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