Berryville man charged with threatening judge

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BERRYVILLE -- A 77-year-old Berryville man is facing two felony charges for trying to force his way into Circuit Judge Kent Crow's rural Berryville home, reportedly to complain about his son's recent court appearance on felony drug and firearm charges, authorities say.

Boyd Dewayne Anderson is accused of going to the Crow home the evening of June 16 and attempting to push his way into the house when Crow's wife, Lynne Crow, opened the door.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Lynne Crow, who was home alone, tried to slam the door shut when confronted by a shouting Anderson and had to struggle to get his foot and leg out of the way before slamming and dead-bolting the door shut.

Anderson reportedly continued to pound on the door demanding to see Judge Crow while Lynne Crow called 911. He eventually drove away.

The affidavit says a neighbor wrote down the license number of the truck Anderson was driving and Lynne Crow identified the unwanted visitor from a photo lineup the next day.

Anderson was booked into jail June 17 on the felony charge of threatening a judicial officer or juror and for felony residential burglary.

He was released six days later after posting a $50,000 bond set by District Judge Marianne McBeth.

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