Green Bay man indicted for alleged daycare threats

Michael J. Propst

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Green Bay man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made threatening phone calls to daycare centers in other states.

Michael J. Propst, 46, is accused of calling daycares in Indiana and Iowa with "the intent [to] annoy, abuse, threaten, and harass a person,” according to the indictment.

The calls were made on June 12, 2018, according to the indictment. It does not explain what prompted him to call the daycare centers or the nature of the calls.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Wisconsin states the grand jury returned a six-count indictment on Feb. 5.

The case was investigated by the Green Bay Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

If convicted, Propst faces up to 21 years in prison and up to $1.5 million in fines.