A Kentucky man accused of making Facebook posts threatening the Hamilton County Justice Center and prosecutor’s office will face charges in two states.
On Monday, Kentucky man, Allan Summers, 51, was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening, a misdemeanor, by the Florence Police Department. Tuesday, Summers was indicted on a felony charge of making terroristic threats in Hamilton County.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said if Summers is convicted, he could spend up to three years in prison. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
A citizen alerted police to Summers’ social media posts Sunday night, Florence police Cpt. Tom Grau said. He said Monday investigators have impounded Summers’ car and are working to obtain search warrants for both it and Summers’ home.
Here are some of the Facebook posts police said Summers wrote:
June 29: “July 9 will be ten years since Hamilton County stole my freedom for 157 days for a crime a could not have committed… Well now it their turn to see how it feel to be helpless as I mark the tenth anniversary with a surprise of my own!! You can’t create a angry Madman and expect for him to walk away. Tick.tock tick tock I made me one hell of a clock.”
June 30: “I’m asking that my friends and family please stay away from [the area of the Hamilton County Justice Center]. Stay away from this entire site on July 9, 2018… these are all the places that conspired to prosecute me and took away my freedom for 157 days ten years ago… Now it’s my turn to show the consequence for their behavior…. tick tock as I look at my clock Justice we be served for this entire block…”
July 1: (location marked as Detroit): “Nitroglycerin is hard as h— to get my hands on, but not when you know the right people”
July 1: (location marked as Detroit): “got to make this long drive back to Ohio it’s about A5 hour trip hope I don’t get caught with my device.”
These posts are shown here as they appear on Facebook under a profile bearing the name of the suspect, however, The Enquirer has shortened the longer posts.
Hamilton County court records show Summers has prior convictions for menacing and drug possession. The only case against him in 2008 was a disorderly conduct charge in which police said he was fighting on a Metro bus, according to the records. Kentucky man was convicted on July 10, 2008 and ordered to pay $135 in fines.
Summers is being held at the Boone County Jail awaiting trial.
“I am grateful for the work of law enforcement for securing the arrest of this man,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said. “They have done their job. Now we will do ours.”
“We take these threats seriously when someone names specific buildings and discusses how to obtain materials to make bombs,” Deters said. “We are like a family at the courthouse. My only regret is that he is only facing three years in prison.”