An man is facing a serious charge after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting at the Wisconsin trucking company where he worked.
The Sauk County District Attorney’s Office has issued a felony charge for making a terroristic threat to 51 year old Timothy J. Winchell, according to Madison.com.
According to the complaint, Winchell used email to send threats to two employees of Reedsburg-based trucking company Korth Transfer. These threats hinted that Winchell was considering a shooting workers at the trucking company.
One employee contacted Reedsburg police last week after he says that Winchell told him, “Wouldn’t it be a shame if someone came in and shot everyone up?”
The same employee said that he received an email from Winchell with the subject line “I’m being fired… for what, exactly?” Winchell reportedly attached a photo of a handgun and his conceal and carry permit to the email and asked the employee to meet him in public so that the employee would feel “less threatened by my guns and thirst for blood.”
The complaint also alleges that Winchell described a mass shooting scenario with another Korth Transfer employee.
The employee said Winchell told him:
“One of these days a driver is going to park his truck and clean it out because he knows he is not coming back. He will go into dispatch and start shooting people. He will then find the fifth person in the bathroom with his pants around his ankles because he will be (expletive) his pants scared and then one head shot it will be over.”
Winchell was arrested and later released on a $5000 bond. He is set to appear in court on February 22.