Monday 2nd August 2021

A Marshall man who is facing a felony charge after schools went into secure mode on August 30 is scheduled to be in court this week.

According to a probable-cause statement, an incident at Exchange Bank at 929 West Vest Street, across Vest from the Saline County Career Center and Marshall High School, caused those schools to go into soft lockdown.

Marshall Police officers were told a man was threatening to shoot everyone inside if they could not get him money from an account. After arrival, officers arrested Douglas Frehse, who also allegedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine when being booked at the jail.

According to court documents, Frehse, who is now 43, has been charged with a Class D Felony for Possession of a Controlled Substance and a Class E Felony for Making a Terrorist Threat in the Second Degree.

Frehse entered a not-guilty plea on October 15. He is due to appear for a plea/trial-setting hearing at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, January 13, at Saline County Circuit Court.