Suspect sentenced after making plea in Planet Fitness threat

Planet Fitness in Midland
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Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 9:26 AM EDT|Updated: Jan. 4, 2023 at 2:58 PM EST
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MIDLAND, Mich. (WNEM) – The man accused of making a threat toward the Planet Fitness located at 6834 Eastman Ave. in Midland was sentenced and served jail time for the crime.

Lance Allen White pleaded no contest to malicious use of a phone to threaten for the June 28 incident. White is accused of calling the fitness center upset about his membership being deactivated.

“When told his membership status would not be reinstated by staff, the male threatened to show up to the fitness center and would ‘be violent,’” Midland Police previously told TV5.

White did not mention any weapons during the threat, according to police. As a precaution, the fitness center closed for the remainder of the night.

White was arrested the next day. He later pleaded guilty to the charge.

White was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 15 to 45 days in jail, which he has served.