A 37-year-old man faces a felony charge of making terroristic threats after he allegedly told the mother of his child he would kill her.
James Tyler King also allegedly threatened to take their child and shoot the woman’s sister, according to the criminal complaint.
Police on Sept. 16 were dispatched to the Oakdale woman’s home, where she reported that her ex-boyfriend had been making threatening phone calls.
The woman told officers King owns a pistol and referenced it in one of the phone calls, during which he sounded intoxicated, the complaint says.
While police were interviewing the woman, she received another phone call, which an officer answered and heard a man’s voice yelling obscenities, according to the complaint.
The Oakdale woman told police she believed King was capable of carrying out the threat.
At the time the complaint was lodged, King had an active warrant out for his arrest stemming from a 2012 assault case. He does not have a permanent address and police were looking for him.
If convicted, King faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.