(1-27-23) Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced the arrest of a local man on felony charges. Sheriff Riggenbach stated that deputies arrested Jamal N. Pirani ( 41) of Van Wert, for Making Terroristic Threat, a Felony of the 3rd Degree.

The arrest was the result of an investigation by deputies involving threatening statements made by Pirani toward Van Wert City Police Officers. Sheriff Riggenbach advised that deputies located Pirani in his vehicle at a local business in Van Wert, where Pirani was taken into custody without incident.

Sheriff Riggenbach said Pirani was transported to the Van Wert County Correctional Facility where he is being held until arraignment in Van Wert Municipal Court.