Humboldt man in jail after threatening father

An altercation at a Humboldt residence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man Monday morning.

Devon J. Cooper was taken into custody at his residence in Humboldt by Richardson County Sheriff Randy Houser and Deputy Jeff Frederick at approximately 12:30 Monday afternoon. Cooper was arrested for terroristic threats, a Class IV felony, and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Deputy Frederick was dispatched to a residence in Humboldt just after 10 a.m. where he was informed by Cooper’s father, John, that John’s son had damaged two of his pickups with a claw hammer. Mr. Cooper also stated that his son threatened to kill him if he did not quit “burning his stuff.”

Frederick confirmed the damage to the pickups and later found the hammer lying a a few feet from the trucks.

Frederick was accompanied by Houser to Cooper’s know residence where they placed him under arrest. Cooper was transported to the Richardson County Jail where he was booked and placed in a cell.

Cooper currently remains in jail and will likely appear in Richardson County Court Wednesday.




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