Homemade Bomb Suspects Make Court Appearance In Fond du Lac

The two men made an alleged homemade bomb that exploded in a City of Fond du Lac residential mailbox back in 2016.

Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric J. Toney announced Tuesday (7/19/2022) that Elliot J. Schneider and Jonas M. Johnson have made initial appearances stemming from the July 9, 2016 incident.

One Victim was injured in the explosion. Both cases were issued with arrest warrants.

District Attorney Toney stated “Law enforcement has continued to investigate this bombing and we will work with law enforcement to investigate and prosecute acts of violence to keep our communities safe. We are asking anyone with additional information to contact the City of Fond du Lac Police Department.”

The defendants are charged with: Class C Felony: Damage Property – Use of Explosive, Class D Felony: First Degree Reckless Injury, Class F Felony: First Degree Reckless Endangering Safety (3 counts), Class F Felony: Possession of Explosive – Unlawful Purpose, and Class A Misdemeanor: Intentionally Abuse Hazardous Substance.

If convicted of all counts the defendants face over 70 years of initial prison confinement.

Elliot Schneider’s initial appearance occurred on July 1, 2022. The court set a signature bond of $30,00.

Jonas Johnson initial appearance occurred on July 19, 2022. The court set a cash bond of $100,000

The City of Fond du Lac Police Department and Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing to investigate the bombing and it remains an active investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact City of Fond du Lac Detective Lee Mikulec at: 920-322-3726.