VERSAILLES, Mo. — A Rocky Mount, Mo. man is behind bars after deputies say he mad terroristic threats at a Morgan County library.
According to court documents, Wilbur Marr saw the flag at the Morgan County library flying at half staff around 4:00 p.m.Tuesday.
He went inside to ask why.
The Morgan County Library’s flag, like other U.S. Flags across the country, is flying at half staff at President Donald Trump’s order.
It’s to honor the victims of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings over the weekend.
According to court documents, an employee explained this to Marr, who then told the employee, “If you ask me, Patrick did us a favor.”
Patrick Crusius is the man now charged in connection to the El Paso Walmart shooting, where 22 people died.
Captain JD Williams of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office writes in the probable cause statement Marr then went to a computer and was online for about an hour before leaving.
The library director told deputies Marr hissed, mumbled, and whistled to himself.
Marr asked why he could not find the manifesto written by the El Paso shooter, and left.
Crusius allegedly wrote a four-page manifesto against Hispanics and immigrants, blaming them for taking jobs away and the blending of cultures in the US.
That manifesto was posted on the online forum 8chan about 20 minutes before the shooting. The document and forum have now been taken offline.
According to court documents, Marr’s browsing history at the library computer showed he looked exclusively at articles about the El Paso shooter, looking for that racist essay.
Deputies arrived at Marr’s home Tuesday evening to ask about the situation at the library.
Marr was arrested, and two rifles were taken for safekeeping from the living room of Marr’s home.
Captain Williams writes in the probable cause statement the home was “untidy,” with clothes on the floor, or furniture and trash scattered around.
The library’s executive director and Williams declined to speak with KY3/KSPR’s Andrew Havranek on camera.
Marr’s bond was set at $5,000, and he his listed as mentally committed by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.