Threats to murder family members lands Flippin man in jail


Threats to kill members of his family have led to the arrest of 23-year-old Henry Wheeler of Flippin.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Thursday, an officer from the Flippin Police Department responded to two calls of a domestic incident February 1st, including one from Wheeler's father who said his son was trying to break into his residence. Wheeler had left the residence on foot prior to the arrival of law enforcement, but was located a short distance from the intersection of South and 8th Streets.

Wheeler told law enforcement he had been kicked out of the residence and was attempting to retrieve his clothing.

During the investigation, officers learned Wheeler had tried to forcibly enter the residence through the front door, side window and a rear glass sliding door. As he tried to forcibly enter the residence, he threatened his brother inside saying he would strangle the life out of his neck and murder him. He also allegedly threatened to take a photo of his brother's girlfriend, send it to someone and have her sent through sex trafficking.

Wheeler was transported to the Marion County Detention Center where he told officers he had meth and marijuana in his shoe. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor counts of terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

His bond was set at $5,000.

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