CHICKASHA, Okla. – A Grady County man has been arrested and accused of conspiring to kill law enforcement officials.
The suspect is identified as 48-year-old James Wilson.
Wilson now faces felony charges of threatening a violent crime.
Prosecutors said the suspect had been upset about a DUI charge in Grady County and threatened one judge by name as well as many other law enforcement officers in general.
“Specifically what he said was he was going to kill a district judge and three prosecutors involved in his case and he would shoot any law enforcement officer that showed up on his porch,” Grady County district attorney Jason Hicks said.
Officers tracked down Wilson at his home this week where he surrendered without incident.
In just the last few months, a man gunned down a sheriff in West Virginia.
A prison official in Colorado was murdered and a district attorney and assistant D.A. were killed in Kaufman Texas.
Officials in Grady County said that’s why Wilson’s threats could not be taken lightly.
“When you make threats, with what’s going on in this country, in Texas, Virginia and Colorado, if you say you’re going to kill a judge or law enforcement, we will take it serious,” Hicks said. “You will go to prison for it.”
Wilson remains behind bars in Grady County.
His bond has not been set.