A 56-year-old Puna man was charged Tuesday with terroristic threatening after he allegedly called a community association’s employee’s home threatening to bring a shotgun to a future meeting and shoot everyone present.
James Brent Jones of Glenwood was arrested Tuesday an hour after he made the call. He was charged the same day with second-degree terroristic threatening. He posted bail of $2,000 and was released from custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Aug. 25.
Big Island police officers located the suspect after his vehicle was spotted parked off Highway 11 near the 20-mile marker at 12:35 p.m.