Keith Richard Bartholomew, 61, charged with coercion and menacing; authorities have confiscated several of his firearms

A veterinarian in the urban Clackamas area was arrested on allegations that he threatened employees.

Keith Richard Bartholomew, 61Keith Richard Bartholomew, 61, faces charges of coercion and menacing for brandishing a handgun at an employee in the parking lot of Companion Pet Clinic on Southeast 82nd Drive, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brian Jensen said. In October, Bartholomew sent threatening text messages to a former employee, Jensen added.

During his arrest on Oct. 31, authorities confiscated several firearms from Bartholomew, which Jensen said violated a restraining order out of Multnomah County. Bartholomew was released on $12,500 bail.

The Clackamas County Inter-Agency Task Force and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are also investigating a case involving Bartholomew possibly tampering with drug records, and allegations of animal abuse and neglect.

Anyone with information about Bartholomew is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 503-723-4949.

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