Man charged with threatening dog walker

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PHILLIPS — A local man was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill a man and his dog with a gun when they walked by his residence, Franklin County Sheriff Lt. Niles Yeaton said.

Cpl. Stephen Charles arrested Archie Searles, 51, of Phillips, on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon — a .22-caliber rifle, he said.

Searles was set to be released from Franklin County jail just after 7 p.m. on $200 cash bail, a corrections officer said.

The victim reported he was walking on Miles Square Road when the incident occurred, Yeaton said.

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Five deputies responded to the scene after Searles went back into his residence, he said.

Searles was arrested without incident, Yeaton said.

He is scheduled to appear in a Farmington court on Dec. 17.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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