Saturday, August 1, 2009

Police: Man Bought Weapons To Carry Out Judge Killings


DANVILLE, Ind. -- A man was arrested Thursday after he made threats to kill several people, including two Hendricks County judges, and had bought weapons to carry out that plan, police said. Hendricks County sheriff's Lt. Jim Yetter said Nicholas Suding, 38, of Danville, was angry about a protective order that had been issued against him by Superior Court Judge Stephanie Lemay-Luken. Suding's wife told police that he had purchased weapons and scouted areas from which to shoot.

Armed with a search warrant, police said they found several weapons in Suding's home, including rifles, handguns, a silencer, night vision and ammunition. Officers apprehended Suding as he returned home from work Thursday.

"Suding did admit to purchasing the weapons and making the threats," Yetter said in a news release. " The threats were made against two Hendricks County judges, a local attorney, his ex-wife and her parents, as well as his wife's ex-husband."

Suding was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and was held Friday at the Hendricks County Jail without bond. "We are not going to tolerate this type of behavior by anyone," said Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway.

Suding was convicted of misdemeanor battery in Hendricks County in 2005.

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