Judge orders man who threatened to ‘shoot everybody’ at a Washington Co. polling location to stand trial on charges

By Terri Hill | November 19, 2018

A judge ruled on Monday that a former Claysville resident who threatened to ‘shoot everybody’ at a polling place in Washington County on Election Day will stand trial on the charges.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Christopher Queen, 48, of Kane,  arrived at the South Franklin Fire Hall and attempted to vote. Poll workers determined that Queen wasn’t currently registered as a result of his registration being cancelled in July, after officials were notified he moved out of the county, said Larry Spahr the Washington County Director of Elections.

After being told he wasn’t registered Queen made the threats and then left on foot, according to a criminal complaint.

A poll worker notified authorities and Washington County Sheriff Samuel Romano instructed poll workers to lock the door until further notice.

He was arrested a short time later along Old Scales Rd. in South Franklin Township, the complaint said.

Queen has been confined in the Washington County Jail since his arrest in lieu of posting a $50,000 bond and his next court date is Dec. 28.

Terri Hill can be contacted at terri.hill@grantstreetnews.com



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