Central Illinois firefighter arrested for allegedly threatening Athens residents

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SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for allegedly threatening Athens residents in their rural home with a shotgun.

The Menard County Sheriff's Office says Timothy McEvoy, 52, was arrested on Wednesday.

Menard County Sheriff Chuck Jones says McEvoy owns property in Athens, and had been involved in a dispute with nearby residents over trespassing accusations.

Authorities say McEvoy has posted bond, and has been released from Menard County Jail.  McEvoy is scheduled to be back in court on Monday.
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