employee brings a couple of guns to work with him...

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Macktee, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

    From the Houston Chronicle:

    April 3, 2007, 4:46PM
    Halliburton temp arrested after threatening co-workers

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A temporary employee at Halliburton faced misdemeanor charges today after walking into a Halliburton building with an SKS assault rifle and a handgun and making verbal threats, police said.

    Officers used a stun gun on Jeremy Hale, 30, of Clifton and arrested him Monday night at the Halliburton complex, Grand Junction police spokeswoman Linda Bowman said.

    Police and Mesa County sheriff's deputies went to the Grand Junction complex after employees of Houston-based Halliburton called to report that an armed man was making threats to co-workers. Bowman said police don't believe Hale pointed his guns at anyone. There were 30 to 50 people in the building at the time. No one was injured.

    Officers said Hale was in his car when they arrived and that he ran into an empty building when they approached. The officers used a stun gun to subdue him after he pointed the handgun at his head, Bowman said, adding Hale was arrested around 9:15 p.m., about a half-hour after police got the first call.

    Hale was being held in jail on $750 bond. He faces charges of unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited use of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

    Bowman said Hale was a temporary employee. She didn't know how long he had worked there or whether he was on duty when the incident occurred.

    A spokesman for the temporary worker agency that placed Hale didn't immediately return a call to The Associated Press.
  2. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

    Only $750 bond. That sounds really low. Especially for someone that can afford an SKS and a handgun. Maybe they weren't loaded.

  3. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

    And why was he not drilled by at least three people?
  4. lsu_nonleg

    lsu_nonleg New Member

    It's Texas; everyone but the reporter knows the SKS isn't an assault rifle.