Fairmont Man Faces Jail Time For Making Threats and Assaulting a Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy

A Fairmont man is facing possible jail time for making terroristic threats and assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer.


Thirty three year old Roy Helton has been charged with one count of making terroristic threats, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Helton is also charged with assault in the fourth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $6,000.


The charges stem from an incident that occurred on the night of August 28th at the Granada Bar and Grill in Granada.  According to the complaint, a Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the business in response to a report of a man being highly intoxicated and throwing things around the bar.


The man, who was identified as Helton, left the scene a short time later, then struck a grain bin with his vehicle, at which time a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to apprehend Helton and transport him to the Martin County Jail.


During the process, officials say Helton assaulted and spat on responding Officers as he was being transported to the jail.


According to records, Helton has had prior incidents that occurred in January and February of 2016.