Lewistown man arrested after comments about shooting firearm at Lewis County Sheriff’s Department

Billy Davis

Billy Davis | Photo courtesy of Lewis County Sheriff's Department

MONTICELLO, Mo. — A Lewistown man was arrested Thursday after making threats to members of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.

Billy W. Davis, 44, was arrested by members of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count of making a terrorist threat, a Class D felony.

The warrant was sought by Lewis County Prosecutor Chelsea Fellinger after an investigation conducted by members of the sheriff’s department.

Davis allegedly made threats to members of the sheriff’s department while speaking with an incarcerated individual on the inmate phone system in the Lewis County Jail. He allegedly made comments about shooting a firearm at the sheriff’s department and having funerals for members of the sheriff’s department. He specifically named at least one deputy.  He also made a reference to going to their homes.

Davis remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail with no bond authorized.

Davis was a fugitive at the time these threats were made on a recorded phone at the Lewis County Jail. Deputies monitoring the calls located Davis’ whereabouts. He was taken into custody by the members of the Livingston County (Mo.) Sheriff’s Department office. Davis also is held on no bond for failure to appear for sentencing in relation to another matter in Knox County, Mo.

In a press release, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department thanked the assistance of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Service.

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