Colo. man accused of threatening Sen. Bennet staff

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) – A Colorado man is accused of threatening to set fire around U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s local office and shoot members of his staff.

John Troy Davis faces a charge of assault on a federal employee and is scheduled to be in court in Denver Monday afternoon.

According to an arrest affidavit, Davis called Bennet’s office Thursday to complain about his Social Security benefits. The affidavit says at one point, Davis told a Bennet staffer he is schizophrenic and that he “may go to terrorism.”

The alleged threat happened two days before six people were fatally shot at a grocery store in Tucson where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was meeting with constituents.

There is no indication of any connection between Davis’ threat and the shootings.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 113221399 -
Gray Television, Inc.