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June 13, 2013

McClain County sheriff threatened

NORMAN — Charges were filed against a Norman man Wednesday after he threatened to the kill McClain County Sheriff and other public officials.

Scott Neil Helling, 49, was charged in Cleveland County District Court with threatening to perform an act of violence and computer fraud or unlawful use of a computer or system.

According to an affidavit filed with the charges, Helling said in an email that he wanted to not only kill McClain County Sheriff Don Hewitt but also Gov. Mary Fallin’s child and Det. David Tompkins with the sheriff’s office.

“Helling believed they were responsible for the death of his son, theft of large amount of his personal property and numerous false arrests,” the affidavit said.

He believed the sheriff was responsible for killing his son and stealing $65,000 worth of firearms from him. He wanted to place the sheriff under citizen’s arrest while pointing a gun at him, and if the sheriff “flinched,” Helling was going to shoot and kill him, the affidavit said.

“Helling also wanted to zip tie Sheriff Hewitt up and place him in a barn and leave him to die, the same way Sheriff Hewitt has done with Helling’s guns,” the document states.

He wanted to kill Gov. Fallin’s child so she would be in the same position that his is now in. He believed by doing this, he would then get the attention he believed his case deserved, the affidavit said.

Sheriff Hewitt requested an investigation June 6 after Helling sent the email to News Channel 4 in Oklahoma City, the document states. In an interview with police, Helling said he sent the email to numerous media outlets nationwide.

Helling further stated in the interview that he had been sending numerous emails since January but hadn’t received any attention from anyone in reference to his concerns. He said the emails were sent from the Pioneer Library in Norman.

Helling was arrested June 7 in Norman on unrelated warrants. His bond has been set for $20,000 and he is to have no contact with the complaining witness, the affidavit said.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations was requested to investigate the case.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

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