Man arrested for threatening police

A Mabie man was charged Monday for allegedly threatening to shoot police in the head.

Cody T. Harris, 28, was charged with threats of terroristic acts, a felony, after he made the comments prior to a court hearing in Randolph County Magistrate Court in early July.

According to the criminal complaint in the Randolph County Magistrate Clerk’s office, at about 9:30 a.m. July 8, Harris was awaiting a court hearing in which he was the defendant. During that time, Senior Trooper C.S. Johnston allegedly heard Harris make physical threats toward himself and other police officers.

“If I get out, I’ll just shoot at police, and I know y’all are just doing your job, but I know you all wear vests so I’ll shoot at your heads and if you have to shoot back, that’s fine too,” Harris said allegedly told Johnston.

Harris is being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash-or-surety bond, which was set by Magistrate Rob Elbon.

The penalty for a conviction of threats of terrorist acts is confinement in the state penitentiary for one to three years, a fine between $5,000 and $25,0000 or both, according to state code.

In February, Harris also was arrested for threatening to kill everyone inside an Elkins tattoo parlor after alleging that someone in the parlor owed him $20. At the time, he was charged with five felony counts of attempted malicious assault.

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