- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has been arrested on charges that he phoned in a threat to a Hartselle police captain.

Lt. Justin Barley, a spokesman for Hartselle police, said a man called the police department’s dispatch office Monday morning and told an operator to tell a particular captain: “You are going to die today.”

Al.com reports the captain, whose name was not released, listened to the recording an identified the caller as 53-year-old John Owen Compton. Police arrested Compton at his home in Hartselle and charged him with making a terroristic threat. He was jailed on a $500,000 bond.

Barley says the captain had been dealing recently with Compton, who said he was a victim of a crime in another state.

It was not immediately known if Compton had an attorney.

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