Local Retailer Receives Gun Threat
“This individual had a disagreement with an employee about a machine they had brought in,” Lance Bickle told Eagle News. Bickle is co-owner of the computer, network and technology support company based in Hays. “They threatened that they were going to bring a shotgun down to the store,” he said.
“Police officers made contact with the suspect via phone and learned that he was not currently in Hays, nor does he reside in Hays,” According to Police Lt. Brandon Wright.
“We have surveillance systems here and at the new store we are moving into and police have told us they will put our store on their regular patrol route,” said Bickle. “I’m glad we have local police to rely on in a situation like this.”
“Ultimately,” according to Wright, “the suspect was not sought for arrest but the case will be forwarded to the Ellis County Attorney for review and consideration of charges.”