Farmer Accused of Making Terroristic Threats Over Corn Prices
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 61-year-old eastern Nebraska farmer has been accused of making threats against a grain buyer so he could get extra money for his corn.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Leo Johnson, of Tekamah faces felony charges of terroristic threats, extortion and stalking in Washington County. He's charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and resisting arrest in nearby Burt County.
A court document says Johnson twice called a corn buyer in Blair in September and demanded an extra 15 to 20 cents over the going price for corn, otherwise "things were going to get bloody."
Johnson remained in Washington County Jail on Thursday, pending $200,000 bail. His attorney didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press.