An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday after making threats about shooting up a restaurant in late May and on charges from earlier that month.

Austin Michael Parks, 18, of 422 S. Union St., Warsaw, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 11:53 p.m. Sunday for intimidation, a level 6 felony; possession of meth, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor. His preliminary bond was set at $10,250 for the intimidation charge and $5,250 for the meth charge.

Court documents filed Thursday list his address as 120 S. Jackson St., Atwood, and list an additional possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor, charge against Parks.

On May 30, a Warsaw Police Department officer responded to an intimidation at a Kosciusko County restaurant. The manager told the officer that a man called to make a complaint. She told the man he would need to speak with upper management. He became angry and said, “That’s fine. I will just come back and (expletive) shoot you and break out the (expletive) windows.” She said the man was calling the police and he hung up the phone. The manager supplied the phone number the man used to call the restaurant.

The officer found that phone number belonged to Parks.

The officer then spoke with a man who said Parks was dating his stepdaughter. He provided Parks’ telephone number, which was the same one Parks used to call the restaurant. The man also said he would have Parks contact the officer.

Parks called the officer and admitted he was dissatisfied with the food, called the restaurant and spoke with the manager. He said he went off and called her multiple rude names, according to court documents.





The officer asked Parks if he made statements about shooting anyone or breaking the windows out. Parks admitted he may have said something about that.

On the possession charges, court documents state that on May 1 WPD officer Ross Minear saw a car with no operating license plate light that failed to give a proper turn signal on Old 30 in Warsaw. The driver was identified as Parks, and he and his front passenger only had learner’s permits.

WPD officer Philip Reed used his K9 to conduct a drug search on the vehicle, and the dog made a positive alert.

In searching the vehicle, officers found marijuana and methamphetamine. Parks admitted the bag containing the tubing and methamphetamine was his, court documents state.