Conway businessman Sam McFadin, who was involved in the defunct John Daly Steakhouse, was charged last week with one count of felony terroristic threatening and once count of misdemeanor harassing communications.
In October, McFadin, 33, allegedly threatened to slit the throat of his ex-wife, Chelsea McFadin, if she brought her boyfriend to their son’s sporting event, according to the felony filing in Faulkner County Circuit Court. McFadin also allegedly threatened to kill her boyfriend as well.
Chelsea also alleged that Sam had been sending harassing text messages.
“She is in fear and feels he is capable of following through with his threats,” according to the prosecuting attorney’s case file.
Sam McFadin, who is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, denied the allegations to the Conway Police Department, according to the case file.
He was arrested and booked at the Faulkner County jail on Wednesday. McFadin was released within 15 minutes. He hadn’t entered a plea in the case as of Thursday afternoon.
McFadin didn’t immediately return a call for comment.
(Correction: McFadin was not arrested in October, as indicated by this story’s previous headline.)