William Thoman has bond cut in half in court

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A Rapid City man accused of plotting to kill a Rapid City Regional Hospital doctor had his bond cut in half

William Thoman, 62, had his bond reduced to $250,000 by Judge Jane Wipf Pfeifle.

Thoman's attorney, John Fitzgerald, argued that an evaluation by psychologist Dewey Ertz said Thoman wasn't an immediate threat to others and that his client had no plan, and no intent to do harm to Dr. Behnana Mustafa Sahin.

The state argued that we will live in a world where "if you see something, say something" and the words used by Thoman should be treated as a serious threat.

If Thoman is able to make bond, he will be placed on electronic monitoring and would be on house arrest.