Man accused of threatening Rep. Hartzler's office arrested

2 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, February 14 2018 Feb 14, 2018 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:19:08 AM CST February 14, 2018 in News
By: Steve Lambson, News Content Manager

COLUMBIA - A man charged with making a terrorist threat toward Rep. Vicky Hartzler's office was arrested and is currently in the Boone County Jail.

Police arrested Jeffrey O'Laughlin, 56, on suspicion of threatening violence at the congresswoman's Columbia office. According to court documents, O'Laughlin  threatened to "use gun powder and put some people in the grave." He reportedly wanted Hartzler to do something about a "biomechanical implant" he believed is in one of his teeth.

O'Laughlin also faces a similar charge in Cole County after he allegedly threatened a member of the Missouri Dental Board.

O'Laughlin's bond has been set at $50,000 cash only. The court ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation.

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