Bloomington man accused of threatening to shoot officers, kill hospital staff after arrest

James Starr

UPDATE (August 21, 2018) — James Starr pleaded guilty to intimidation. Charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct were dismissed. He was sentenced to 365 days in the county jail, with 113 days left to serve. He’s scheduled for release in December.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Police say a Bloomington man arrested for public intoxication threatened violence against officers and hospital staff.

Police were called to 2nd and Patterson around 2 p.m. on June 1 after a report of an intoxicated man who was on the ground and partially in the road. By the time they got there, a passing ambulance had stopped to assist him.

After being woken up by first responders, police say the man refused to cooperate and refused any sort of medical help. Officers were able to identify him as James Starr.

Starr was arrested for public intoxication but had to be checked out medically before going to jail.

While being transported and also at the hospital, police say he threatened to shoot the officers as well as kill hospital employees. He’s also accused of making sexual comments to the female officer on the scene and being generally disruptive while being treated.

In addition to public intoxication, he faces charges of disorderly conduct and intimidation of a police officer.