WATERLOO — The Wayne County man accused of making threats against del Lago Resort & Casino has two weeks to get his own attorney or stick with a public defender.
On Tuesday, Acting Seneca County Judge Daniel Doyle set a Jan. 22 date for Scott Furey’s next court appearance. The Walworth man faces a felony charge of making a terroristic threat and a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass.
The charges stem from an incident last January, when state police found Furey sleeping on a couch in the casino’s hotel lobby. Furey was banned from the property in 2017, when casino officials accused him of engaging in fraudulent gaming activities.
While being processed at the state police barracks in Waterloo, troopers said Furey made several threats to return to the casino and commit acts of violence in retaliation for his arrest. Police did not disclose the nature of the threats.
For now, Furey is being represented by Assistant Public Defender John Nabinger. Furey said Tuesday that he may retain another attorney, Michael Witmer, who is representing him on an unrelated matter in Wayne County Court.
Furey has been free on $10,000 bail since his arrest.