Telephone death threat made against Abernathy

City and State Digest
The Sentinel-Record 7-19-1979

City detectives are investigating an apparent death threat made Wednesday against recently reinstated Hot Springs police officer Thurman Abernathy. The threat, made during a telephone call to The Sentinel-Record, came about 11:20 a.m.

A S.R. employee, Debbie Larsen, who was at the newspaper switchboard when the threat was made, said the caller sounded like a white man in his 50’s.

“He said, it doesn’t matter who this is and then something like Abernathy is gone or had met his end,” Mrs. Larsen explained to police detectives who interviewed her shortly afterwards.

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