RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) – Richmond Police recently took a man into custody following multiple reported threats, including a potential bomb threat to a church.
The first of two citations began on March 14 when the man, Frank Newby, got into a verbal dispute with the Vineyard Community Church pastor. The pastor reported that she felt unsafe and threatened by Newby’s yelling and screaming.
The report cited an interview with the owner of the Barbershop of Richmond said Newby had a problem with the church. The interview said Newby called the pastor a fake, phony, and fraud. With some of his remarks bring up concerns about safety.
“I’m going to blow the (vulgarity) up one of these days. If he isn’t careful, I’m going to blow it up,” Newby told the owner, according to the report.
After the dispute, Newby took to Facebook and commented vulgarities on a Facebook post from the church.
On March 21, Newby started his egging campaign. Surveillance video showed him throwing nearly two dozen eggs at the front door of the church and the camera causing $200 in damages, according to the citation.
The 60-year-old man admitted to and was charged with egging other Richmond businesses like the Richmond Hooters, Waffle House, Purdys Coffee Co., and others.
Newby told the officer that after he egged Hooters, he went to Waffle House and then went to Eastern Bypass because he had extra supplies, according to a separate report dealing with this incident.
On March 24, he was arrested for a court-ordered involuntary mental detention/hospitalization for an altered mental state and taken to Eastern State Hospital but was released.
Three days later he posted a photograph of a black hunting knife with a caption reading, “My weapon of choice when I go hunting for drug dealers … “, according to the citation.
The citation states his arrest was for his safety and for the safety of others. He was charged with terroristic threatening, harassing communications, theft by unlawful taking, and 3rd-degree criminal mischief.