A Paris firefighter was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening Wednesday after allegedly telling a co-worker that he was going to kill the city manager.
According to a police report, Larry S. Jones II said he was going to kill himself in City Manager Michael Nagy's office and take the city manager with him. Jones, 38, is listed as a lieutenant on the fire department's Web site.
Paris police Chief Tim Gray said the comments Jones made to a co-worker were made after a private meeting Jones had about personnel issues with Nagy and fire Chief James Fomas. The co-worker, a lieutenant with the department, told the fire chief about the comments, and Fomas contacted police.
Gray, who said he contacted Nagy Tuesday night, said he did not know the details of the conversation Jones had with Nagy and Fomas.
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Fomas did not return messages to comment on this story.
Jones was arrested about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home on Cathy Drive in Paris. The terroristic threatening charge is a Class D felony.
He was released Wednesday morning from the Bourbon County Detention Center on a surety bond, jail officials said.
Jones could not be reached Wednesday for comment.
Nagy was out of town Wednesday, but he was expected to return to work on Thursday, Gray said.
Gray said he has alerted Nagy about Jones' release and said he has considered providing him with a police officer for protection.
Jones has been with the Paris Fire Department since March 1998, according to Gray. Gray said he was not aware of Jones' employment status.