Threats land man behind bars

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill his wife, her friends and law enforcement officials.
Marc Eugene Adams, 45, was arraigned Friday for threats of terrorist acts, a felony, and domestic battery, a misdemeanor. In early April, Adams allegedly made credible threats to kill his wife, her friends and law enforcement officials, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.
“The defendant knows he is going to be arrested and has used threats of murder to influence and retaliate against the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department and the government of Upshur County,” Deputy Tyler Gordon with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department wrote in the criminal complaint.
Adams allegedly sent threats via text message and in a voicemail to his wife.
Law enforcement officers were aware that Adams had a 9 mm handgun, according to the criminal complaint.
Adams allegedly entered the victim’s mother’s residence without invitation and grabbed the victim’s left arm. The victim is his wife, according to the criminal complaint. Gordon observed a scratch mark on the victim and the victim advised Gordon she felt pain and soreness after Adams allegedly grabbed her arm and shook her.  A child in the residence witnessed the incident.
Adams was arraigned before Magistrate Kay Hurst, who set bond at $55,000 cash or surety. He is free on bond.
If convicted, Adams faces a $5,000 to $25,000 fine and/or confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than three years for threats of terrorist acts. He also faces up to a year in jail and/or a fine of not more than $500 for domestic battery.

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