Prosecutors have charged a man with making a terroristic threat against a Social Security Administration employee more than ten years after he was convicted of another felony.
Curtis Wayne Martin, who was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Aug. 21, 2002, threatened a woman who worked at the SSA office on Smith Street in downtown Houston on Sept. 24, according to probable cause court documents filed against him.
The woman told an agent with the Department of Homeland Security that during an interview with Martin, he became irate and threatened to get a gun, rob people and return to the office with that gun. After Martin jumped and walked away from her, she said she contacted a security officer to stop Martin.
When the contracted security guard tried to stop Martin, she told the DHS agent that he ran out of the building and down Smith Street toward Alabama Street. She contacted DHS officers who found him within 10 minutes on Milam Street near Berry Street.
The DHS officers placed Martin in handcuffs and took him to the SSA office where the security guard and employee identified him.
Martin was charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, and has been banned from all SSA offices.