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John A. Threlfall appears in Lewis County Court Friday.

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Emily Fitzgerald The Chronicle

CHEHALIS – A Kelso man facing 11 charges in Cowlitz County faces new allegations in Lewis County where he is charged with breaking into a Cowlitz Indian Tribe apartment complex in Toledo on Wednesday.

Authorities said John A. Threlfall previously threatened to burn down the Cowlitz Indian Tribe residential complex and kill everyone inside.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s office responded to the harassment complaint on April 23 after Threlfall reportedly called his mother, who lives in the apartment complex on 100 block on Spencer Road, “saying he would kill everyone and burn the apartments down.” Court documents.

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Threlfall also left a threatening message for one of his sisters who lives in Idaho but was in town on April 8th. He reportedly said, “There will be murder of all of you (expletive).”

Threlfall has filed first degree arson, drive-by shooting and second degree assault with a deadly weapon from the Cowlitz county after a road traffic incident and subsequent altercation with police in late March in which authorities said he had his house in Kelso afterwards burned down triggering explosives inside. According to reports, the two sisters from Threlfall told MPs, “They were afraid of what their brother would do.”

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On May 12, MPs were sent to break into the 100 block on Spencer Road. The surveillance video showed Threlfall arriving at the Cowlitz Tribal Housing complex and “entering various buildings”. Staff found that some items had been moved and other items were missing, including arrowheads and a ceremonial battle robe. A MP later found “three bags full of items in the bathroom,” one of which contained the missing robe.