PIERCETON — A Pierceton Man faces an intimidation charge after allegedly threatening to use a firearm against hundreds of people.
John Edward Uzubell, 62, 3423 North SR 13, Pierceton, was arrested on a warrant for intimidation, a level 6 felony.
On Jan. 23, police received a report of intimidation involving Uzubell. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the report came from Uzubell’s daughter. She expressed concern regarding her father’s mental health and alleged erratic behavior.
On Jan. 24, Uzubell’s daughter told police of an incident that occurred the day before between her father and the local mail carrier. Allegedly Uzubell appeared angry and mention to the mail carrier his intention to get a gun and shoot someone or hundreds of people. Uzubell’s daughter claimed her father was off of his medication at the time of the incident.
Uzubell’s daughter said he kept asking her to return his guns. She said she took possession of his guns after he was previously convicted of intimidation in August 2016.
Police spoke the the mail carrier who confirmed the incident, said the affidavit. While delivering mail to Uzubell, he exited the residence and began talking to the mail carrier. The mail carrier said Uzubell was upset about a recent arrest and appeared to be blowing off steam.
According to the affidavit, the mail carrier claimed Uzubell mentioned his intention to get a gun in Illinois with plenty of amunition. The mail carrier said Uzubell claimed his actions wouldn’t involve one or two people, but hundreds.
Also on Jan. 24, police spoke with Uzubell’s brother, a police officer with another agency in Indiana. He also expressed concern about his brother’s erratic behavior. The affidavit said Uzubell’s brother claimed Uzubell was manic and out of control. He also expressed concern for the safety of the public and fellow police officers.
On Jan. 27, Uzubell was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail with a bond of $100,250 surety and cash.