Butler County man arrested for allegedly threatening Liberty Center movie theater

Justin R. Pickron

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Justin R. Pickron

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Middletown man early this morning on a charge of making terroristic threats.

Justin R. Pickron, 21, was arrested about 12:30 a.m. in the 6900 block of Mount Vernon Street in Middletown and taken to the Butler County Jail, according to jail records. He is currently being held without bond on the felony charge pending arraignment in Butler County Area II Court.

Sheriff Richard K. Jones said Pickron allegedly made comments to co-workers at the Cobb Theater at the Liberty Center about bringing a gun to work and shooting people inside the theater. Jones said the employees ran him out of the business.

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According to the criminal complaint, Pickron allegedly made the threats on Friday to employees.

Jones said a warrant was issued for Pickron’s arrest Monday night.

“You have to take all of those threats seriously,” Jones said. “Sometimes these things happen elsewhere in other states, but we get our share.”

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