Ryan Williams, the Conway man accused of threatening employees at Hewlett-Packard, was denied Monday on his request to have his GPS electronic monitor removed.
The pretrial date was also rescheduled for Dec. 20 with a jury trial tentatively scheduled for March 12, 2011, according to the Faulkner County Circuit Clerk’s office.
According to the report, Williams, an HP employee at the time, allegedly threatened on March 19 to "come back after lunch with two guns and shoot some people." He was escorted from the business after a manager contacted police and asked that Williams be removed.
At the time, Williams told officers he was joking around with co-workers but may have said something about shooting.
In the report, a witness said Williams alluded to the fact that he was going to kill people. Officers summarized in the report that Williams told the witness the names of three employees and told her that if she "was the snitch that she could choose to live or die." Williams allegedly told the witness she could choose between being skinned or fingers pulled off.
The witness also told officers that Williams would nod at random people as they would walk by and "say them also."
Officers from the 20th Judicial District Drug Task Force arrested Williams at his residence later on March 19.
Williams was charged with three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening. His bond was set at $15,000 subject to a no-contact order including all HP employees and HP facilities and the fitting of a GPS electronic monitor by which authorities could track his whereabouts.
Joe Lamb contributed to this report.
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