FLORENCE — A Waterloo man has been indicted for threatening his former boss after the two argued about money.
Court officials said David Allen Bauer, 40, 1102 Lauderdale 13, Waterloo, has been indicted on the charge of making a terrorist threat.
Based on the indictment, Bauer told the 68-year-old man during an argument that he would “blow him away” and “burn his house down.”
Bauer was arrested in October.
“Apparently, this was all about money that Bauer said he was owed by the man,” Lauderdale County sheriff’s investigator Thomas McCluskey said.
The victim reported that Bauer called him and they began arguing during a phone conversation.
“A short time after that, the victim’s truck came up missing and it was found burned,” McCluskey said.
A few days later, Bauer was accused of calling the man and threatening to kill him and burn down his house.
“Since the man’s truck had just been burned, the victim took the threat serious, and he had ever right to,” McCluskey said. “He was scared and worried about what might happen.”
McCluskey said the man contacted the sheriff’s office and an investigation led to the arrest.
Making a terrorist threat is a Class C felony punishable by 1-10 years in prison, if convicted.
Bauer is out of jail on bail of $6,000.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.