(West Harrison, Ind.) – Threatening the lives of Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers has landed a West Harrison man in jail.
Larry J. Lyons, 53, is charged with
Intimidation for allegedly threatening
the lives of Indiana Conservation
Dearborn County Sheriff's Office
Larry Joe Lyons, 53, was charged with three counts of felony Intimidation in Dearborn Circuit Court July 29. He was booked into the Dearborn County Jail Aug. 11 and remains held there on $75,000 surety and $2,500 cash bond.
According to court documents, three conservation officers went to Lyons’ home on Morgan Road in West Harrison to retrieve a coyote that he was keeping in an outdoor pen. The officers explained to Lyons why state law prohibited him from possessing the wild animal.
Lyons allegedly told the officers to be careful and watch their back as they left with the coyote.
In June, Lyons came under investigation for possible theft of scrap metal. During questioning by police in Harrison, Oh., Lyons spoke about the coyote incident saying “I hate that (expletive) game warden who took my coyote so much that if I ever see him again I will kill him, and if I could find out where he lived I would kill his family, every one of them… …One day you’ll hear it on the news, and it will be me that did it, and you won’t be able to prove anything.”
The Harrison police officers said they could not take Lyons’ statements as just an idle threat and reported them to the IDNR.