Neighbors call power grid suspect a nuisance

    7:17 PM, Oct 14, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Neighbors said power grid suspect Jason Woodring was "known as the neighborhood nuisance".

    Woodring is accused of committing several attacks on the central Arkansas power grid. On Friday, FBI investigators charged Woodring with destruction of an energy facility after neighbors reported an explosion beneath the power lines in Woodring's back yard.

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    "The guy has a definite history of mental problems," said neighbor Gerald Mabrey. "He's obviously more right for the state hospital or something like that."

    Others told THV11 that Woodring lived alone and was always tormenting people in the neighborhood.

    "You'd hear a lot of loud music and a lot of strobe lights going on in his circus tent," added Danny Brant. Brant pointed to a red and white striped tent built in Woodring's back yard. "Everybody knew him as the neighborhood nuisance."

    Several neighbors said law enforcement has been called to Woodring's house in the past. Mabrey spoke with officers about his neighbor two years ago.

    "I even mentioned about going over and talking to him, and they go 'No, don't go over there. Ain't no telling what he'll do.' They won't even go over there themselves without having company with them. The police are scared of him," he said.

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