Man arrested for threatening Rogers

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A South Central Kentucky man pleaded not guilty to charges that he threatened several local officials, including U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers.

William Michael Bullock entered the plea at his arraignment late last week in Pulaski County District Court before Judge Katie Wood. The 54-year-old Bullock will be held without bond until a preliminary hearing on Oct. 23, 2006.

Bullock was arrested at his home by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department on Oct. 18, 2006, after he was accused of making threatening telephone calls to the offices of several local officials, including Rogers, Pulaski Circuit Judge David Tapp, Pulaski Circuit Court Clerk George Flynn and Doctor Kevin Kavanagh, the Pulaski County Republican Party chairman.

According to the complaint, Bullock threatened to get rid of the officials during the phone calls. Bullock was charged with intimidating a participant in a legal procedure and third-degree terroristic threatening.