Man charged in threats barred from contacting Little Rock city manager

Man charged in threats barred from contacting Little Rock city manager
Luke Skrable, 57 

A man arrested on felony threatening charges after sending an email to City Manager Bruce Moore has been barred from contacting the city leader.

Luke Skrable, 57, made an initial video appearance in Pulaski County District Court on Friday after his arrest a day earlier on two counts of making a terrorist threat and one count of second-degree terroristic threatening.

Judge Wayne Gruber entered orders barring Skrable from contacting City Manager Bruce Moore and a second person whose full name wasn't immediately known.

After being escorted from a Little Rock Board of Directors meeting Tuesday night, Skrable sent an email to Moore that included passages saying his "days are numbered," noting that they are "in the same weight class" and asking if Moore was scared, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported in Friday's edition.

The email came after Skrable became upset when he was not allowed to speak at a city board meeting, the paper reported.

A court official said Skrable didn't speak during the brief court hearing Friday, during which Gruber also set his bail at $5,000 and entered a preliminary innocent plea. Skrable's bail had initially been set at $42,500.

Skrable remained in the Pulaski County jail later Friday morning.

The hearing had been scheduled to be in Little Rock District Court, but it was moved to Pulaski County after Lightle recused, a Little Rock court official said.

By Gavin Lesnick

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