A local dentist charged with first-degree terroristic threatening in May is set for a pretrial hearing Tuesday morning.

Larry Fincher, 58, is set to appear before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Ed Clawson.

Fincher’s last court date in August was continued to allow time for plea negotiations.

The dentist, whose office is located at 4206 Prince St., is accused of sending a threatening letter to a Department of Finance and Administration division manager in response to a delinquent tax notice, an affidavit states.

In the letter, sent from a fax number listed to the defendant, Fincher threatens death or serious injury to anyone "who attempted to come and collect or remove (Fincher) from his business," the affidavit states.

Fincher was arrested May 9, and later released on a $2,500 bond. Since being charged, Fincher has undergone psychological counseling to "better deal with his anxiety and stress issues," court documents show.

William O. James Jr., of the James Law Firm in Little Rock, represents the defendant.