Man arrested, charged with making terroristic threats

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Updated: 6/29/2013 12:05 am Published: 6/29/2013 12:02 am

A Green Country man is behind bars, accused of making terrorist threats in Tahlequah just after 2a.m. Friday.

Police said they saw 35-year-old Raymond Edmonds walking down the street with a hood and jacket on.

They said as they passed him, he flipped them off.

Officers said when they approached him Edmonds he told them he was going to get explosives. Police said they also smelled a chemical odor on Edmonds. They are not sure what it is at this time.

FOX23 obtained a copy of the probable cause affidavit which described what an Officer Cory Keele said happened. Keele said when he asked Edmonds his name and where he was going, he told the officer going to pick up the anthrax virus and C-4. Keele said Edmonds also told him he was a sleeper cell and a Taliban member.

"Any threat we take seriously. For one people shouldn't make threats and two we never know when they're capable of carrying out those threats," said Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King.

He told FOX23's Dontaye Carter not knowing if a person can carry out those threats is a big fear. Edmonds told officers his name was classified and added he just left a meeting with other classified people.

Police said Edmonds carried on saying he hoped their children died and prayed the next time they were in a car crash they died.

"We're not qualified to determine someone's mental stability but of course someone making those types of threats we would assume is not stable," said King.

The report also said the officer had a previous encounter with Edmonds, who told him he celebrated the death of American troops in Iraq.

Edmonds faces charges of terroristic threats and obstruction.

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Unwashed Mass - 7/1/2013 10:51 AM
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Stopped for wearing a hoodie. Wonder how far back their feud goes -- high school get-evens?

Mayor Maynot - 6/29/2013 11:05 PM
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Edmonds layed the bulloney on pretty thick. Even though there is freedom of speech in this great nation #8 ^]] we also have the right to remain silent. What was the officers probable cause to engage this citizen??

Unwashed Mass - 6/29/2013 1:14 PM
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Definitely some sort of disciplinary problem with this officer. It's obvious he has an ongoing feud with the suspect, but when he exploited what was obviously sarcasm into false terrorism charges he crossed a big line. Not only should he be fired, but whatever supervisor (and possibly District Attorney) enabled this abuse of authority should be shown the door.
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