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Deputies: Sturgis man arrested for intention to perform ‘mass shooting’

Deputies: Sturgis man arrested for intention to perform ‘mass shooting’
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 9:44 PM CDT
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UNION CO., Ky. (WFIE) - A Sturgis man is facing terroristic threatening charges after deputies say he suggested he was planning a “mass shooting” at a local facility.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Dennis Rigdon was arrested on 204 counts of terroristic threatening.

Officials say the targeted facility employs more than 200 people.

The sheriff’s office says that deputies arrested the suspect without incident. After obtaining a warrant to search Rigdon’s home, deputies say they found evidence showing he had a specific target in mind.

Officials say there’s no evidence of co-conspirators, and Rigdon was acting alone.

Deputies say the incident is still under investigation.

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