On April 27, 2018, Ranger John Griggs with the National Park Service attempted contact Brently Green, age 29, of Hot Springs. Mr. Green was running on a National Park trail with two (2) unrestrained dogs, which is a federal violation. Mr. Green ignored Ranger Griggs commands to stop and fled the area. Ranger Griggs pursued Mr. Green to his (Green’s) residence at 726 Quapaw. Ranger Griggs then issued Brently Green citations for the unrestrained dog violation as well as for fleeing.
On April 30, 2018 it was discovered that Brently Green posted threatening messages via his Facebook account. The threatening messages were directed at National Park Rangers and indicated he (Green) would carry a pistol on future trail runs and would shoot Park Rangers.
A warrant for Terroristic Threatening was obtained for Brently Green’s arrest and on May 14, 2018 Mr. Green was arrested by Hot Spring Police. Brently Green was transported to the Garland County Detention Center and booked in for Terroristic Threatening, a class D felony. Mr. Green’s bond is set at $100,000.