HUNTINGTON, UTAH – October 13, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – A man was arrested on Rocky Mountain Power Huntington Power Plant property with a gun and a knife early Tuesday morning.
Emery County Sheriff’s Office said plant security received a call from a contractor stating there was a suspicious vehicle by their trailers just outside the Huntington Power Plant inner perimeter fence on the ash haul road. Plant personnel responded and began talking to the suspect. Plant personnel requested that security place a 911 call for law enforcement to respond.
When a plant worker asked the suspect what company he was with, he claimed that he was a federal marshal. He then drew his pistol, waving it back and forth and stating that it was fully loaded. He began making demands on what he wanted done to make the power plant better. As it appeared the man was not rational, plant personnel kept the suspect calm by engaging him in conversation until law enforcement arrived.
Once on scene, law enforcement personnel disarmed and arrested Huntington resident, Thomas Max Fish, 49, without incident. Along with the loaded .22 revolver, Fish also had a knife in his possession. He is being held in the Emery County Jail. Official charges are one count of threat of terrorism, one count of purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, one count of purchase, transfer, possession or use of a dangerous weapon by restricted person, one count of threat with or using dangerous weapon in a fight or quarrel and one count of criminal trespass. Bail has been set at $17,350.