A U.S. Secret Service agent spoke with a man on Coyal Strickland Road recently after he allegedly called the Veteran’s Crisis Hotline threatening to kill several people, including a congressman and the president.
The man also reportedly said that if anyone showed up there “there would be a blood bath, and that he had all types of weapons.”
Officer Jason Ring and other officers went to the scene, where they met the suspect on his back porch.
Ring noted that the suspect seemed “very intoxicated” and admitted he had called the crisis line but would not admit that he had threatened anyone specifically.
At that time, the man was placed under arrest for a previous (unrelated) outstanding warrant (false report of a crime) and taken to jail.
Later, an agent from the Secret Service spoke with Ring, who told him of the man’s condition. The agent said he would come to the jail and speak with the man about his comments.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office recently included:
•A dog bite was reported on East Paoli Road last week. A man riding his bicycle reported that three dogs came out of a yard and began to circle him. Two of the dogs bit him on the leg. The man said another man was standing in the yard attempting to call the dogs back. Five citations were issued to the dogs’ owners by animal control.
•A deputy shot and killed a fox on Neese Commerce Road that appeared to be rabid.
•A man on Woodale Street reported that the IRS told him someone had been using his name and Social Security Number in Las Vegas, NV.
•A dog bite was reported on Foote McClellan Road last week. A woman said she was out for a run along the road when a large black and white dog came out to the road began biting her multiple times in the leg. Officer Kyle Roberts noted that the woman had large bite marks on her leg, which were bleeding profusely. A Colbert First Responder was with her when Roberts arrived, treating the wound and EMS also responded to the scene. The victim said the dog came from a trailer nearby with a large fence around it. The dog was located and turned over to Madison County Animal Control for quarantine.
•Simple battery was reported on Oak Circle.
A woman there reported that while intervening in a argument between her daughter and son that started over a tablet, her son threw her into a computer desk causing her to strike her right arm, which officer James Justice noted had visible swelling and redness. The boy, who is on intense probation from juvenile justice, was taken into custody at the scene and later released to his aunt.
•Theft by shoplifting was reported at the Dollar General in Ila last week. A tall, heavyset white woman allegedly placed items in her purse and when confronted, left the items and fled the store in a red Chevy Blazer headed toward Danielsville.
•Terroristic threats and acts were reported on Mt. Zion Road last week after a man there said he had been getting threatening text messages most of the day from a man he knows. He said he and his mother were afraid the man might come t there and try something. One of the messages stated “I will murder you.” The suspect denied sending any messages but was issued a criminal trespass warning for the residence.
•A woman allegedly shoplifted allergy medication from the CVS in Hull last week.
•A skunk that was possibly rabid was put down by a deputy on Commerce Street last week.
•Several people on Wellington Drive reported that a man keeps calling and threatening them and driving by their house. The man is reportedly the ex-boyfriend of the daughter of the house. The mother and her current boyfriend said he also calls and threatens them.