Bargersville man arrested for threatening officers, called Dallas shootings ‘a good thing’

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BARGERSVILLE, Ind. – A Bargersville man has been arrested for threatening police officers and even going as far as reportedly calling the Dallas deadly shootings "a good thing."

On Saturday night, 44-year-old Carl Jackson called Bargersville police, demanding to talk to a detective.  Jackson was allegedly upset with a death investigation involving a relative.

“He kept saying what happened in Dallas was a good thing and there ought to be more of it. He threatened the officers, my officers on the scene,” said Chief Judd Green, with the Bargersville Police Department.

Court papers reveal Jackson told officers he was ex-military, had a good shot, and ‘could take any of them out.’

Officers ended up seizing a loaded rifle from Jackson soon after they arrived, which upset him.  “The man said, ‘Well I don’t care if you take that one I have plenty more and I’ve got something for you when you come back,’” said Chief Green.

In less than two hours, Jackson allegedly called 911 at least 30 times.  When investigators returned with a search warrant, they found more than 35 knives, a few hatches, and a lot of ammunition.

“He just posed a danger to the community and we can’t allow that to happen,” said Chief Green.

Jackson is charged with intimidating and interference with reporting a crime.

Monday overnight, 17 shots were fired at an IMPD officer’s home and patrol car.  Investigators arrested March Ratney.  FOX59 is told Ratney was wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt and was screaming that he hates police.

“We can’t tolerate this. This officer represents this city and our city was attacked when his family was attacked as a result,” said Chief Troy Riggs, with IMPD Police Department.

Ratney’s exact charges have not yet been released.

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