Man accused of making threats against sheriff, deputies

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Laurel County sheriff says a man is facing numerous charges after he threatened him and his deputies.

Sheriff John Root says 43-year-old Robert Jones showed up at his office earlier in the week and tried to persuade him to drop charges against him.

Those charges included driving under the influence.

Root says he refused and told Jones to leave his office.

Jones is accused of then making threats on social media against Root, two people Root has a relationship with and the deputies who arrested him.

On Thursday morning, deputies went to serve a felony arrest warrant on Jones at a home on Tomcast Trail and say they found Jones creating a disturbance and making several people in the area fear for their safety.

When they tried to arrest Jones, deputies say he became irate and started scuffling with them before he was arrested.

Deputies say Jones had a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, a glass pipe with residue believed to be methamphetamine, snorting straws, several hand guns, and long guns on him at the time of his arrest.

He is charged with intimidating a participant in the legal process, 13 counts of terroristic threatening, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia; disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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