Bail lowered for man held on gun, threat cases


Tuesday, October 19th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- Bail has been lowered for a man
authorities believe was on his way to the Rogers County Courthouse
to shoot a judge and others when he was arrested earlier this
month.

Thomas K. Haley, had been held in lieu of $500,000 bond on a
complaint of possession of a firearm after a former felony
conviction. But investigators weren't able to prove he had a felony
conviction so that complaint did not lead to a charge.

Bail was reduced Monday to $176,000 on two felony counts and a
misdemeanor. Haley is accused of attempted shooting with intent to
injure and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number. He
also is accused of the misdemeanor of transporting a loaded
firearm.

Haley remained in jail today.

Haley's daughter had called the sheriff's office on Oct. 7 to
say her father was on the way to the courthouse to "shoot
people." A judge who signed a protective order was among the
alleged targets.

A deputy saw Haley load guns into a pickup truck. Haley drove
past the courthouse and was stopped by officers who found nine guns
in the truck. Four of them were loaded. Haley said he was going to
Tulsa to sell the guns.