Daniel Aikens charged with making threat by telephone
The Alexandria man accused of setting off an explosive outside of Payday Today on MacArthur Drive back on January 2 is facing a new charge.
Daniel Aikens, 37, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of making a threat by telephone. This charge goes alongside
Aikens is accused of making a demand for $10,000 from the business, later exploding a device in a trashcan nearby. He was arrested a few days later during a traffic stop from the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.
Aikens is being represented by Federal Public Defender James Klock. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamilla Bynog.