Joseph Eugene Widener of Ponca City was arrested at his home by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for making death threats to Brian Hermanson, Kay County District Attorney.

The arrest came after months of Widener calling the Kay County DA’s Office demanding money from Hermanson.

Widner was charged with attempting, conspiring or endeavoring to perform an act of violence involving serious bodily harm or death.  He is being held in the Kay County Jail.

The calls culminated March 9, when Widener became very upset in his call and yelled threats that he would kill Hermanson.