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Man Arrested after City Worker Threatened

KSAL StaffApril 5, 2019

An argument that began over weed spray lands a Salina man in jail.

Police Captain Paul Forrester tells News that ran out of his storage building located at 1007 WE. North Street on Thursday morning to demand a city worker not spray any weed killer on his property that sits adjacent to a bus stop. The worker moved closer to the bus stop but became concerned when Sampson allegedly threatened to kill him as he went back into his building.

The 31-year-old man called police because he feared Sampson was going to return with a gun.

Officers forced entry into Sampson’s building after he refused to come out and then used a search warrant to confiscate a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia that were discovered inside.

Investigators soon learned about other alleged activities by Sampson after an employee at Acoustic Sound reported they saw him in front of a broken window at their warehouse, 921 W. North Street, earlier that day.

Another witness told authorities they saw him use a hand tool to damage and cut a Cox cable and ATT cable near his building earlier that week. Damage for those items are estimated at $1,100.

Sampson is now facing numerous charges that could include criminal threat, criminal damage to property and possession of personal use pot.

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