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Indy man arrested for death threats

Friday, August 1, 2008

David Lee Livingston
An Indianapolis man was taken into custody Friday afternoon and booked into the Clay County Justice Center after allegedly threatening to kill several residents and local public officials, including a judge and an attorney.

According to Clay County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Jason Frazier, the department received two anonymous tips that David Lee Livingston, 33, was coming to Clay County to carry out the death threats at the Clay County Courthouse Friday.

Because of the first tip, around 8:30 a.m., security was tightened at the Clay County Courthouse and employees were told to be on a heightened awareness.

Apparently, Livingston was upset about an undisclosed civil matter at the courthouse.

After the second tip, around 1:30 p.m., access was limited and officers were screening people entering the facility.

When the suspect arrived around 2:30 p.m., Frazier said Livingston was taken into custody without incident and officers discovered no weapons on him during a pat down search.

Booked on three preliminary class D felony charges of Intimidation, Livingston remains in jail on a $100,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed, to await formal arraignment per court calendar.

Frazier told The Brazil Times late Friday that the case would be reviewed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for further charges.

Officials, who are continuing the investigation into the case, said further details would not be released at this time to protect the integrity of the case.

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Wonderful, two ANNONYMOUS phone calls, not armed, and he cooperated with them. Why is he locked up? From this article, he has done nothing wrong. But that doesn't surprise me. Hope he has an attorney with some courage.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 5:34 PM

Are you that naive?

-- Posted by Ricks Nephew on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 6:01 PM

Conservative Dad,

Can't you read? He made threats to people's lives! That, sir, is against the law.

-- Posted by th1953 on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 6:34 PM

Well if the same prosecutor is taking care of his charges that take care of all the people that get busted and locked up for drugs, for a few days, and then let go with a slap on the wrist then there is alot to worry about.

-- Posted by narrowmind on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 10:52 PM

Hrm...A shame that a person with a name as cool as that had to flush a few years of his life down the toilet.

-- Posted by Inquizitor on Sun, Aug 3, 2008, at 6:32 AM

th1953 Yes I can read. The article says that the threats came from "annonymous phone calls". Are those people going to testify? Then why are the "annonymous". He had no weapons, and he cooperated when he arrived. Read the article again th1953, and this time read what is written, and not what you think was written. I am naive. But what I know is that there are many ladies killed everyday because ex-husbands threatened them, and cannot be arrested without an incident. But here is a case where threats were allegedly made by this american citizen, and they have NO case against him, as it is printed in the paper.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Mon, Aug 4, 2008, at 5:38 AM

The article does not say that the threats came from an anonymous person it says that they got anonymous tips that he was coming to Clay County to carry out the threats. I really don't think Conservative Dad really read the article. The article did not make it sound like he did nothing wrong but because it is still under investigation they can't release all of the details. It also says that he is upset about a civil case that was handled at the courthouse. Now days you have to take every threat serious that is what caused 9-11 was no one really took anything to serious and now with the crazy world that we live in you need to take everything serious. Let me see if something would have happened everyone would be on here up in arms about the fact that he made these threats and no one did anything about it and now there is one person on here that is all up in arms because he threatened peoples lives and they did do something about it. So what if he did not have a weapon on him he still threatened lives and maybe he just was down here to see how he could carry out his plan.

-- Posted by beautiful978 on Mon, Aug 4, 2008, at 7:55 AM

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