50-year old Rodney Kankey was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 25, with charges pending. On Monday, Nov. 29, Prosecutor Dewayne Plumlee charged Kankey with three counts of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of (illegal) Possession of a Firearm. Bond was set at $250,000.
An affidavit filed with the Circuit Court seeking a warrant for Kankey's arrest indicates Kankey threatened his wife, Terry, with bodily harm on Nov. 13.
On Nov. 25, Kankey called his father-in-law, Jerry Dorsey, and said he planned to shoot Terry and also kill Dorsey.
Also on the 25th, Kankey allegedly called Christine McFarland and threatened to kill her and her husband, Donnie.
Kankey is alleged to have confronted Wesley Smith on Nov. 25, pulling out a pistol, loading it and pointing it at Smith.
Kankey was later arrested at the home of Wayne Hutson, armed with two loaded pistols.
Following his arrest, Kankey was transferred to Marion County because of an outstanding warrant there, over a disputed horse sale.
Upon posting bond in Marion County, Kankey was returned to Fulton County, where he remains in jail.
Last June, Kankey claimed self-defense after shooting 26-year old Steve Henderson, after the two had a verbal confrontation.
Following that incident, Kankey was charged with Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons. That charge indicates Kankey illegally possessed a gun during the June shooting.
In 2007, Kankey was barred by a Judge from owning weapons, after an incident in which he threatened police officers following a disturbance at the Walmart in Ash Flat.
Kankey's trial for illegally possessing a weapon was delayed in October, when he hired an attorney who asked for a continuance. Judge Jim Short set a new trial date for Feb. 23, 2011.
Another Thanksgiving weekend altercation has left a Mammoth Spring area man fighting for his life.
A Sheriff's Department affidavit says Bruce Haskins "violently attacked" William Hatfield by striking him in the head with a "large glass jar" at a residence on Old Welcome Hill Road.
Hatfield was taken for treatment to the Fulton County Hospital, which called for a helicopter to transport Hatfield to St. John's Hospital Springfield, after doctors discovered he was suffering from a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain.
The affidavit indicates Hatfield is in intensive care and had been put on a ventillator at St. John's Hospital.
Haskins left the scene of the altercation but was later arrested at a residence in Horseshoe Bend.
Haskins faces a charge of Battery in the First Degree.