Ozark man Charged with Terrorist Threats Get Another Charge
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Sep 07 2012 6:45 PM
request was denied however police have confirmed that upon being denied, the man threatened to use a .45 caliber handgun to kill forty-two people, further implying the act would be the fault of the clinic.
Based on the serious nature of this threat, investigators with the Violent Crimes Unit took immediate action to secure a warrant for the arrest of the suspect, Jeffery Winberry. Police then traveled to the suspects’ home located in Ozark, Alabama. While attempting to make contact with the suspect at the home, Winberry was seen in the yard armed with a handgun. The suspect then barricaded himself in the residence for approximately two hours. The standoff ended after Winberry unsuccessfully attempted to flee on foot from the residence and officers took him into custody.
The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Ozark Police Department, the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, the Wiregrass Violent Crimes Task Force, and the Alabama State Troopers for assistance with this case.
· Jeffery Winberry, white male, 50 years of age, of Ozark, Alabama was arrested and charged with Terrorist Threats with no bond.
Investigators say Winberry has now been charged with an additional count of Terrorist Threats and continues to be held on no bond. Following the original arrest, investigators received a call from the Pain Management Center located at 1108 Ross Clark Circle. An employee reported she had a threatening call from Winberry in July. As in the most recent case, the call was initiated by Winberry who was inquiring about medications. During the call, Winberry gave the employee a deadline for calling in the prescription and further stated, “I’m the bringer of the darkness. The sun will rise and set of the darkest days of your life if the medication is not called in by 5 p.m. Don’t waste your time calling me, this is the most important call of your life.” The employee was frightened by the call and threats made by Winberry who has now been charged with a second charge.