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Social Worker Threatened

November 11, 2011 permalink

After a court hearing in Kentucky, Rodney J Staley turned the tables and threatened a social worker. He was soon arrested.



Police arrest man after lockdown at McCreary courthouse, schools

The McCreary County courthouse and schools were locked down Wednesday after noon while state police searched for a man they said threatened to kill a social worker.

Rodney J. Staley, 40, was charged with terroristic threatening. He was arrested at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday, about 6 hours after police received a report that he was sitting in a car outside the courthouse with a gun.

Staley, of Parkers Lake, had gotten upset about the outcome of a court hearing before threatening the social worker, according to a news release from state police.

Staley had driven off when police arrived at the courthouse, the release said. Officers searched "numerous locations" but were unable to find him, it said. Schools and the courthouse were locked down during the search.

Staley was eventually found near Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was lodged at the McCreary County Detention Center.

Source: Lexington Herald Leader