A West Union man is facing charges of making threats of terrorism and first-degree harassment. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department says 21-year-old Christopher Burke was arrested after they were alerted to Burke’s plans to bomb the First District Department of Correctional Services facility in West Union.
They say he spoke in great detail of plans to kill or harm employees or inmates at the facility. He also allegedly threatened to harm a sheriff’s department employee. Burke is being held on other charges and will appear in court today on the new charges.
By Darin Svenson, KDEC, Decorah