Corbin Firefighter Accused Of Making Threats

Margaret Nell is in disbelief over allegations that her neighbor Thomas Evans threatened others.

“He's not like that. He's a good guy, a good neighbor. He would do anything for you, for anybody,” said Nell about Evans.

Reports are that Evans resigned in the wake of his arrest on terroristic threatening charges.

According to the arrest warrant, signed by Corbin Fire Chief Barry McDonald, Evans allegedly made statements to other firemen, stating that "he had a pistol and 8 round clips and that was enough for everybody and a few extra if he missed."

“I don't believe it. That's not Tommy. That's not the Tommy we know,” said Nell.

Police arrested Evans and put him in the Knox County Jail. He is charged with 3rd degree Terroristic Threatening, a misdemeanor.

Both the fire chief and city officials are tight lipped on the circumstances of the threats. But neighbors like Nell say this behavior is not in Evans character.

“He's always on the scene, ready to go. That's not the Tommy we all know. And we all care about,” she said.

Evans is free on $5,000 bond. He's due back in court on September 30th.

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