Smoke Rise man arrested for making terroristic threats



Last week, Bradley Truman Collier, 45, of Smoke Rise, was arrested by Sumiton police after he made terroristic threats to a Sumiton dispatcher.

The incident began in a Wal-Mart parking lot, according to Sumiton police Chief T.J. Burnett, who said Collier confronted a Sumiton police officer because he believed the officer had cut him off.

Collier allegedly told the officer that was why police were getting shot, but he didn’t actually threaten the officer; however, he did call dispatch after the confrontation and threaten to “get his gun and shoot up the place,” Burnett said.

Sumiton City Hall was placed on lockdown due to the threats, and Collier was charged with disorderly conduct and terroristic threats. As of Tuesday, he remained in the Walker County Jail on a $100,000 bond.