A Pacific Junction man is charged after he allegedly threatened retaliation in reaction to the shooting incident that happened in Glenwood on Sunday night.
On Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies arrested 20-year-old Liam Russell Whitehouse on charges of going armed with intent — a felony — and carrying weapons — an aggravated misdemeanor.
According to the Mills County Attorney’s Office, Whitehouse allegedly made threats on Facebook seeking vigilante justice in the case involving Glenwood High School Principal Richard Hutchinson. Deputies stopped Whitehouse, who was driving in the 800 block of East Sharp Street in Glenwood, and found a gun under the driver’s seat, as well as a samurai sword in the trunk.
Whitehouse was taken to the Mills County Jail pending an initial appearance before the magistrate. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison and nearly $14,000 in fines.
(Reporting by Mike Peterson, KMA, Shenandoah)