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Affidavit: Nacogdoches man threatened to 'shoot up' rec center, police over membership renewal

Arsenio Thomas (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Arsenio Thomas (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Nacogdoches Police arrested a 24-year-old who man on a terroristic threat charge after he got upset over having to renew his membership at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center and threatened to “shoot the place up."

Arsenio Joemon Thomas, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches county Jail on a third-degree felony charge of terroristic threat against a public servant. No bail has been set at this time.

According to the arrest affidavit, a Nacogdoches Police Officer was dispatched to the Nacogdoches Recreation located at 1112 North Street in reference to a terroristic threat.

When the NPD officers talked to Rec Center employees, they said Thomas showed up to use the facility and was told that he needed to renew his membership. Thomas allegedly became angry and started cursing at the employees.

“Thomas then stated that he was going to shoot the place up and that he was going to shoot the cops in the head,” the affidavit stated.

Thomas also allegedly said that he was tired of the government and all of its fees.

After Thomas went outside to his car, the employees at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center locked the facility down until the police arrived on the scene because they were afraid that Thomas went out to get a gun.

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