Elkins man charged with terroristic threats


ELKINS — An Elkins man is behind bars after allegedly issuing an email threat to Work Force West Virginia.

Joshua Scott Pierce, 36, of Elkins is being charged with a felony count of terroristic threats. He is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond set by Randolph County Magistrate George Riggleman.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court by West Virginia State Police Trooper Z.B. Kisamore, on Oct. 14, Pierce allegedly sent an email on Oct. 14, using the address sonofthedragon72384@gmail.com, to a representative of Work Force West Virginia.

In the email Pierce allegedly wrote, “If someone doesn’t get on the phone with me in the next 48 hours, I’m going to take this sledgehammer in bedroom and I’m going to go to the local unemployment office here and I’m going to knock on the door until someone answers or the glass falls out of it (.) I’m tired of playing with you people.”

According to the complaint, Pierce also stated in the email, “People are becoming destitute and if you people think you’re going to be responsible for doing that to me and I’m not going to do anything about it you’re sorely mistaken.”

If convicted, Pierce faces a fine of $5,000 to $25,000, or one to three years in a state correctional facility, or both.


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