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Gunnison man's threats result in school lockdown

By: Gunnison Country Times
February 12, 2014 Updated: February 12, 2014 at 9:18 am
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A Gunnison man faces multiple misdemeanors and a felony count for allegedly making threats against family members and the larger Gunnison community which led to last week’s "lockdown" of local schools.

Curtis Finney, 41, is accused of menacing — a Class 5 felony — as well as misdemeanor counts, including harassing communications; interference with staff, facility or student educational institution; and violation of protection order, stemming from the incident Friday. He may also face domestic violence charge. The felony charge carries a penalty of up to four years in prison upon conviction. Formal charges are expected to be filed next week.

Finney was released from jail late Monday on a $10,000 bond. As a condition of his release, he was also to be fitted with a SCRAM bracelet — a device that monitors alcohol consumption through the skin.

During an arraignment Monday, Finney called the charges “horrendous” and said that he had “no intention of causing anyone harm.” He also claimed that he had consumed wine after taking muscle relaxer, and he did not recall what had happened.

According to an arrest affidavit, Finney allegedly made threats through a social media site. The affidavit states that Finney claimed in his threats to have "guns with banana clips and hand grenades" and that his actions would make the "papers nationwide."

“Good luck in any kind of normal life when you’re in the national headlines,” the affidavit states that Finney threatened. The threats were first directed at his estranged wife, but he added that he would turn the valley into a "blood bath," it's alleged.

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