A farm worker was arrested Tuesday in Washington County for menacing after threatening his former employer with a knife.
Gale Hartline, owner of Hartline Valley Farms, reported that a terminated and intoxicated employee stated that he would kill him while holding a knife. 43 year old Rolando Garcia-Perez stated he had consumed a bottle of Tequila but denied having a knife. During the course of the investigation, authorities discovered that Garcia-Perez was one of several illegal immigrants working at Hartline Valley Farms.
Deputies contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement who requested Garcia-Perez remain at the Washington County Jail pending their investigation, which could result in deportation.