Springdale Man Denies Shooting Plot

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Springdale man has pleaded not guilty to threatening to shoot his former co-workers in February.

Shawn Vaughn, 20, is charged in Washington County Circuit Court with one count of first-degree terroristic threatening — a Class D felony.

Springdale police arrested Vaughn on Feb. 16 after he allegedly took an AR-15 and .22 caliber pistol to American Tubing with the intention of shooting people at random, according to a preliminary arrest report.

Vaugh had consumed half a bottle of wine and tried to hang himself twice before going to the business around 3:30 a.m., according to police.

Forty-four employees were working inside at the time.

Vaughn is free on a $25,000 bond. His trial is set for June 12.

In Arkansas, Class D felonies are punishable by up to six years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

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