WATERLOO, Iowa --- An individual was arrested Friday in connection with threats made Thursday to the state Child Support Recovery Office of the Iowa Department of Human Services in Waterloo.
Deputies have arrested Kevin Jesse Harp, 49, of Mount Auburn, on a warrant naming a charge of first-degree harassment.
He is currently being held in the Black Hawk County Jail on $50,000 bond.
Deputies also had obtained and executed a search warrant to check his residence for weapons and also computer equipment.
The Child Support Recovery Office, in the Black's Building at 501 Sycamore St. was evacuated and closed Thursday after the office received a letter in which a subject threatened to shoot staff members at the office because he was upset that his drivers license was going to be suspended for non-payment of child support.
The offices was reopened at 1 p.m. Friday, Iowa Department of Human Services spokesman Roger Munns, said, pronouncing the danger had passed as Harp was being booked into jail.
Black Hawk and Benton County sheriffs deputies arrested Harp at his residence.
WATERLOO, Iowa — Officials evacuated the state’s Department of Human Services Child Support Child Support Recovery Unit office in Waterloo on Thursday after workers received threats, authorities said.
Waterloo police said they are keeping extra watch on the office, in the Black’s Building at 501 Sycamore St. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.
Sheriff’s Capt. Rick Abben said employees received a letter that contained threats to hurt people. The letter, which was sent from Benton County, arrived Thursday.
A message on the office’s answering machine apologized for the closure and directed callers to the Decorah office.