HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A man accused of posting messages on Facebook threatening to shoot local park rangers is now jailed on $100,000 bond.
The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) says Brently Green, 29, was arrested Monday on a warrant for felony Terroristic Threatening.
The case against Green involves a reported encounter he had with a National Park Service ranger on April 27. On that day, police say Green was running on a National Park trail with two unrestrained dogs, which is a federal violation.
Green is reported to have ignored the ranger’s commands to stop and then ran from the area. The ranger chased after the man all the way to Green’s home on Quapaw Avenue. The ranger then issued Green citations for the unrestrained dog violation and also for fleeing.
The HSPD says three days later it was discovered that Green had posted the threatening Facebook messages. The messages were reportedly directed at National Park rangers and indicated Green would carry a pistol on future trail runs and would shoot park rangers.
According to Green’s jail record, a May 29 court date has been scheduled in the case.