81 year old Harold Pennington of Carmi was arrested by the White County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday evening on a charge of aggravated assault. Pennington’s wife had called authorities stating that Pennington had threatened to shoot her and she had fled the residence on County Road 1000E.
Sheriff’s deputies and Carmi Police arrived to find Pennington outside the residence and placed him in custody at 5:17 pm. Pennington’s wife told officers that he had been making threats toward her and other family members over the past two weeks, stating that he was going to kill them and has been behaving erratically.
Pennington was transported to the White County Jail, where he is being held pending the post of bond.