A pretrial was set and bond was reinstated for a Conway man accused of threatening to kill a Faulkner County judge and others.
Circuit Judge Charles “Ed” Clawson reinstated a $20,000 bond for 58-year-old Terry Bennett under the condition that he is “not to operate [an] automobile,” the order reads in part.
Bennett was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony, after his ex-girlfriend reported that he threatened to kill her, her son, a judge and a probation officer.
“Terry Bennett, in a conversation with his ex-girlfriend ... told her that he was going to kill her,” the probable cause affidavit states.
“He stated that he was also going to kill as many [people] as he could in court, including Judge [Susan] Weaver and probation officer [D]arrick Simmons.”
The victim told authorities Bennett said he was going to kill her son.
“Mr. Bennett also told [the victim] that he was going to kill her son ... while he was attending a funeral in Morrilton,” the affidavit reads.
Weaver had sentenced Bennett in a DWI case where he received a negotiated plea.
Bennett’s pretrial hearing was set for 9 a.m. July 12.