A recent threat made with a hammer landed a 33-year-old Atchison man felony charges and a jail stay. Jeffery E. Walker is facing one count aggravated assault and criminal threat, both felony offenses filed in connection with disturbance Oct. 26 at an apartment complex in the 900 block of South Fourth Street.
More than one week later Walker remained in the Atchison County Jail, held on a $30,000 bond.
Atchison police arrested Walker after they responded to a disturbance call. It was during the disturbance that police allege Walker threatened a 51-year-old male resident with a hammer, said Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson. There were no injuries reported as a result of the threat.
Police apprehended Walker at an apartment in the complex.
Walker was in court for the Monday, Nov. 1 docket and has been deemed eligible for court-appointed counsel. As of earlier in the week, Walker was awaiting his first court appointment with counsel.