Casper Man Faces Possible Prison Time For Threats Against Daycare
A Casper man who prosecutors say made multiple violent threats against a Casper-area daycare center faces up to three years in prison.
21-year-old Zachary Knigge is jailed on one felony count of making terroristic threats and two misdemeanor counts of violating a protection order.
Prosecutors say, on December 12, Knigge threatened Stepping Stones Learning Center with gun violence if daycare officials didn't allow him to pick up his son.
Knigge’s ex-girlfriend worked at the daycare center and is the biological mother of the child. Court documents also indicate Knigge’s ex-girlfriend has sole custody.
Prosecutors say the ex-girlfriend received multiple threatening text messages from Knigge on December 11 and 12. Prosecutors also say that, prior to his arrest, Knigge threatened to kill himself and his ex-girlfriend.
If convicted, Knigge faces up to three years in prison on the terroristic threats charge. He faces up to six months in prison on each violation of a protection order charge.
Knigge’s bail was set at $25,000 on Monday.