A parole officer is facing a felony charge in Independence County after threatening employees of a local nursing facility and saying he would “blow the place up” according to reports.

Corey Richard McCullough, age 33, entered The Springs on White Drive in Batesville on June 8th to help his wife move items from her office after her termination at the facility.  

Numerous employees heard McCullough become agitated, making several comments such as “y’all are going to hear from my attorney,” and “y’all better not go anywhere, we’re gonna talk before I leave” authorities said.

McCullough allegedly stopped at his wife’s former supervisor’s office saying “I’m going to blow this place wide open,” and “I’ll be back, I know all the door codes” according to records. Other staff members reported to Batesville Police that McCullough made similar statements as well.

Court affidavits state a nurse at The Springs told Batesville PD about receiving a phone call that day from McCullough who said to her, “You better not have anything to do with this,” and was quoted saying “Well, you’re next.”

Another staff member said McCullough threatened him saying “he would bust him wide open,” according to reports.

McCullough also allegedly said he would be back and “take care” of the supervisor and that “she was going to get hurt”.

McCullough arrested and charged with felony Terroristic Threatening after turning himself in, he posted a $10,000.00 bond. He was placed on administrative leave from his job as a parole officer pending the outcome of the investigation.