Former Knox officer arrested for Facebook threat accusations

Former Knoxville officer arrested for Facebook threat accusations

Donald Scott Clark (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Donald Scott Clark (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A former Knoxville police officer is facing new charges after he was accused of threatening Assistant District Attorney Steve Sword.

Donald Scott Clark was arrested on April 15 for retaliation for past action, which is a felony.

The charges follow postings on Clark's Facebook page.

One from April 5 reads, "Oh God, I pray you intervene and forget me now for what I am now forced to do. Everything I do I do it for you Lord and to carry out the true mission of death."

Another posting on April 8 reads, "First stage already in affect (sic). I apologize in advance and God forgive me for what I have to do. I apologize to anyone. You started this Steve Sword."

Sword did not want to comment on the investigation, but he says in light of the threats the case will be turned over to another prosecutor with the Knox County District Attorney General's Office.

Clark was facing a misdemeanor charge of providing teens alcohol when he allegedly made the threats.

Clark's attorney, Greg Isaacs, released a statement saying, "Random postings on Mr. Clark's private Facebook page were not intended as a threat to any specific individual."

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