A 66-year-old from Rocky Mount faces a felony charge for, allegedly, threatening a church in Eldon. A probable cause statement filed in Miller County claims the pastor of the First Christian Church was made aware of emails stating that the church would “pay for firing a Timothy” despite the suspect, William Inlow, being informed that a “Timothy” is a biblical term. A second email directed toward the church from Inlow then read “They asked for this. Pray for them tomorrow.” At that point, the church responded by implementing a controlled quarantine into, and out of, the church and law enforcement was contacted. Inlow was contacted by a Morgan County deputy informing him that he was not allowed to go back to the church. Authorities then received a call reporting similar emails received by a sister church in Jefferson City and a call from Lake Ozark police saying family members of Inlow perceived the threats as a farewell note. Deputies then went back to Inlow’s residence where he was taken into custody and, since, transferred to the Miller County Jail. He was being held on a $10-thousand
bond.