A Davenport man was arrested Thursday after police say he harassed a Quad-City Times employee and threatened a shooting.
Donald Gene Colbert, 65, who lives in the 6100 block of Brady Street, faces one count of first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison.
Bond was set Friday at $2,000 cash or surety.
Colbert already is on lifetime supervised release after pleading guilty in May of 2007 to a federal charge of possession of child pornography.
On Sept. 16, 2008, Colbert was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, with credit for time served in jail while awaiting trial since his arrest in Sept. 2006.
He also was ordered to serve the rest of his life on supervised release.
He was released from prison in Oct. of 2015.
The U.S. Marshals Service put a hold on him Friday morning, Scott County Jail officials said.
Police said in an arrest affidavit that Colbert has come to the Times several times in an attempt to have a story written about his attorneys.
No story was written and Colbert said to an employee that “if they were not going to do their jobs he thought they would run a story about putting bullets into people,” according to the affidavit.
The employee became fearful and tried to look in a bag Colbert had with him, thinking he may have a gun, according to the affidavit.
Colbert then left the building without further incident, according to the affidavit.