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Modern Litho employee charged with making threats to coworkers

Modern Litho employee charged with making threats to coworkers

August 6th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

James Jones

A Holts Summit man has been charged with making threats against his coworkers at a Jefferson City business.

James Jones, 26, is charged with first-degree making a terroristic threat, second-degree stalking and first-degree harassment.

Officers went to Modern Litho on Stertzer Road on Monday in reference to the threats, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

Supervisors told police multiple employees had reported Jones had made the threats, and he was arrested at the scene.

Witnesses told police Jones had said he had "enough fire power to start a war." They also claimed Jones was often seen at work with a "very large folding knife." Other witnesses reported Jones had claimed he wanted to hit other employees in the face with a shovel.

Supervisors told authorities they believed Jones was upset due to his being moved to various positions at the business.

When interviewed by police, Jones reportedly said he was upset with management and understood why others found his statements concerning. He said he was a "loner" and did not have a group of friends besides a gaming community he was involved in. He also claimed the collection of firearms he talked about was not his, but instead belonged to his parents.

Jones added he had aggression that was possibly built up due to medication he was taking.