Emory man, 60, arrested on charges of terroristic threats

  • Allen Ray Stuart courtesy HCSO
    Allen Ray Stuart courtesy HCSO

Police arrested Allen Ray Stuart, 60, of Emory for disorderly conduct vulgar language and later added a charge of terroristic threats, a third degree felony, after he allegedly caused a scene at the Sulphur Springs Wal-Mart and later Starbucks, according to reports. 

At approximately 11:42 a.m. on Saturday, Stuart allegedly approached customers at Wal-Mart and made “comments to patrons regarding the recent incident that occurred at the El Paso Wal-Mart,” according to a statement from SSPD Chief Jason Ricketson.

“These comments were alarming to patrons and Wal-Mart management was alerted,” Ricketson stated. According to reports, Stuart was at that time given a warning and released, as “Officers were unable to speak with any of the patrons Allen directed these comments to.” 

At approximately 12:24 p.m., officers were called this time to Starbucks, where Stuart had allegedly “approached a patron and made additional comments in reference to [El Paso] Wal-Mart,” Ricketson stated. “The complainant said he feared for his safety and the safety of others due to the comments and action made by [Stuart],” the statement said. 

When officers arrived, they allegedly warned the man, but he continued to use profanity, “inciting a breach of peace,” police reports said. Stuart “used vulgar language and was asked to stop but was later arrested for disorderly conduct after he continued to use this language,” Ricketson’s statement said. 

Stuart was transported to HCSO, where he remains at this time on $150,000 worth of bonds, according to records. According to Ricketson, the investigation remains ongoing.