Blanchester Police Tuesday morning filed a charge of aggravated menacing against Matthew Woodruff, 31.
The charge “came after police learned he made threats to the safety of a Blanchester police officer over the weekend while in the county jail,” said Police Chief Scott Reinbolt.
Reinbolt said Woodruff has an extensive criminal record, including crimes of violence; he was arrested on May 26 for allegedly killing an associate’s pet cat.
“Woodruff’s threats were made against the arresting officer in that case,” Reinbolt said. “The threats included a statement indicating the officer would suffer the same fate as the cat.”
Aggravated menacing is a misdemeanor of the first degree, and will be answered by Woodruff in the Clinton County Municipal Court. Woodruff remains in the county jail as of press time.