Man gets supervision, community service for Aurora shooting threat
An Aurora man has been sentenced to court supervision, fined $500 and ordered to complete community service after pleading guilty to making a threat to a co-worker that referenced the Feb. 15 Henry Pratt shooting in which a gunman killed five and shot five officers.
Duane A. Moss, 54, of the 200 block of South Rosedale Avenue, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct this week and was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Michael Noland, prosecutors said.
In addition to a year of supervision, Moss must perform 50 hours of community services and is barred from his former employer, located on the 2300 block of West Galena Boulevard, according to prosecutors, who wanted Moss to also attend anger management counseling.
According to prosecutors, Moss said in the presence of a co-worker and at work on March 12 that "I will pull a Henry Pratt. It's gonna be Pratt. Once I drag (expletive) up and down these floors, y'all will know I'm serious."
The statements alarmed and disturbed the co-worker, who called police. Authorities said Moss' comments were a reference to the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt factory in Aurora in which a disgruntled employee shot and killed five co-workers and wounded five Aurora police officers.