Man Accused Of Threatening Fayette Police Chief

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Fayette, Iowa (AP) – A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly threatened to kill a northeast Iowa police chief.

Authorities say 32-year-old Joshua Sargent was released on bond from the Fayette County jail Wednesday after being arrested on burglary charges. Moments after his release police say Sargent called Fayette police Chief Richard Pisanti and threated to kill him.

Deputies found Sargent a few miles from the jail. Police say he had a knife with him.

He is back in custody and faces additional charges of going armed with intent and second-degree harassment.

Sargent’s attorney did not immediately return a phone message.

Sargent was originally arrested Tuesday in connection to a March 24 home burglary.

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