Pierz man arrested for making terroristic threats

Kelly Grant McCulloch, 42, Pierz, was charged June 18, in Morrison County District Court, with one felony count of making terroristic threats with reckless disregard for risk and one misdemeanor count of repeatedly making obscene or harassing phone calls.

On June 14, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a victim of threatening and harassing phone calls from McCulloch.

The victim said McCulloch made some calls about a month ago, but never made a direct threat. On the date above, there were several messages that allegedly said McCulloch would “shoot up” the victim’s house and “shoot him in the head with an M-16.”

The victim said he was in fear of McCulloch and was unsure if McCulloch would act on the threat.

McCulloch was reached by phone and allegedly admitted threatening to shoot the victim, but said the conversation took place three weeks prior.

According to the criminal complaint, McCulloch was uncooperative while on the phone with the officer and eventually hung up. He was later located and arrested.

If convicted, McCulloch  faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.