Police arrest North Texas man who allegedly threatened violence at Fort Worth-area church

Demarcus Hollie, 35, was arrested Saturday and is facing a terroristic threat charge, according to Fort Worth police.

A 35-year-old man is facing a terroristic threat charge after someone reported that he threatened a shooting at a Fort Worth-area church, police said.

On Thursday, authorities got reports of a man threatening someone by making “direct threats” to “shoot up a church” the person would attend on Sunday, police said. The church is located near Miller Avenue in eastern Fort Worth, according to police.

Fort Worth Police Department’s gang unit learned the man, identified as Demarcus Hollie, who made the threat was at an apartment complex in Crowley. Officers found Hollie at the complex and took him into custody without incident, police said.


Crowley is about 15 miles south of downtown Fort Worth.

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Officers found a firearm that belonged to Hollie inside the apartment, police said.

Hollie is facing multiple charges, including terroristic threat and unlawfully carrying a firearm by a felon, according to police. He was also arrested in 2015 and accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to online records.


Hollie was at a Tarrant County jail Monday afternoon, and his bail is $35,000. His attorney declined to comment on the case.

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