David Colona, 47, of Mehlville, was charged November 30 with two felony counts of first degree terrorist threat after he was arrested by Wentzville police for threatening former co-workers at the Wentzville Home Depot.
According to court documents, a former co-worker of Colona’s said Colona was making daily phone calls and leaving threatening voice mails. On November 25, Colona told of a plan to get an assault rifle and kill “as many police officers as he could,” and crush the skull of another co-worker.
Two days later, in another voicemail Colona threatened to go to Home Depot, Auto Zone, or a AA meeting and kill as many people as possible, “for treating me like this for all these years.” He also threatened a co-worker’s family.
Police say that Colona has a history of mental illness and cited several incidents dating back to 2013. He has a pending charge of first-degree harrassment in St. Louis County, and two active orders of protection against him. In a police report from September 2016, Colona said, “I promise you I will murder.”
A motion for a mental examination in this most recent case was made on December 14.
Bond was set at $100,000, ten percent not authorized, cash only. Term of his bond include forfeiture of any firearms.