SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in the killing of a California librarian was repeatedly thrown out of libraries throughout the St. Louis area earlier this year after causing disturbances.
The Sacramento Bee reports that 56-year-old Ronald Seay had been barred from at least two St. Louis area libraries, had threatened librarians and had a warrant out for his arrest.
His is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Amber Clark last week in the parking lot of the North Natomas Public Library.
In Ferguson, Missouri, he is accused of issuing threats because he believed staff stole his wallet. In Brentwood, Missouri, he took a puppy with him to a library and refused to leave.
Brentwood Chief of Police Joseph Speiss says Seay was "clearly showing a pattern."