Warsaw Man Faces Intimidation Charge Following Threats Made At Serenity House

A Warsaw man with alleged ties to a white supremacist gang was arrested Friday evening on intimidation charges. Timothy Ray Ruggles, 43, of 513 E. Market St., Warsaw, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Friday. His bond was set at $10,250.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, on Thursday Warsaw Police Department officer Jordan Roberts responded to an intimidation complaint at Serenity House men’s home. When Roberts arrived he spoke with a Serenity House employee who told Roberts a person, who he believed to be Timothy Ruggles, had been threatening both him and one of the Serenity House residents.
Wednesday, a witness living at the Serenity House told the home employee that a male subject had walked by and made threats against another home resident. The employee located and approached Ruggles to find out what the issue was. Ruggles allegedly began using profanity to threaten the employee and the victim. Ruggles told the employee he was “going to get your resident” and “I’m going to get you, too.”
Roberts spoke with a Serenity House resident who stated between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday, a male subject walked by and made threats against the victim. Later that day, Warsaw Police Department Detective Lt. Paul Heaton received a phone call from Ruggles who made numerous threats against the Serenity Home employee. Ruggles also told the detective that he is affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood, which was confirmed by Heaton.