A northern Indiana man who allegedly threatened to "kill as many people as he could" at an elementary school near his home was arrested by officers who later found 47 guns and $100,000 in ammunition hidden throughout his home. Von I. Meyer, 60, of Cedar Lake, was arrested yesterday after prosecutors filed formal charges of felony intimidation, domestic battery, and resisting law enforcement against him. He was being held today without bond at the Lake County Jail, pending an initial hearing, police said in a statement.
Cedar Lake Police officers were called to Meyer's home early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire once she fell asleep. Meyer also threatened to enter nearby Jane Ball Elementary School "and kill as many people as he could before police could stop him," the statement said. Meyer's home is less than 1,000 feet from the school; police said in the statement that they boosted security at all area schools Friday. Yesterday, officers served warrants at Meyer's home and arrested him. The statement said police had learned that Meyer kept many weapons in his home and "is a known member of the Invaders Motorcycle Gang." Many of the weapons were collector's guns.