Man charged with terrorizing WP Walmart
Tue, 02/06/2024 - 2:39pm admin
Jacob Colangelo, contributing writer
Stanley Michael Reeves, 72, of West Plains, has allegedly sent a series of threatening letters to Walmart and Jones Eye Center before police intervened.
Walmart employees contacted West Plains Police Department after they received several disturbing letters implying terroristic threats, said a probable cause statement. Officer Jacob Brixey noted that officers identified Reeves after researching mail records and discovering that Reeves had mailed similar letters to Jones Eye Center. During a conversation with police in his home, Reeves allegedly admitted to sending the letters to Walmart because he was upset with their staff stopping him and looking in his bags. According to Officer Brixey, Reeves claimed the letters were meant to instill a “fear of God.” Officer Brixey noted that he also observed an envelope addressed to Community First Bank without a return address in the home.
Reeves was subsequently arrested and charged. He plead not guilty. He posted a $10,000 bond on Feb. 2 and is no longer in custody. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Mar. 19, 9:00 a.m.