Greenfield man wanted for threatening to cook, eat social worker

Ryan Luker

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) - Police in Greenfield are looking for a man they say made several threats to social workers, at one time saying he was going to cook and eat a court-appointed special advocate.

Warrants have been issued for 43-year-old Ryan Luker for two counts of Intimidation, a Level 6 felony.

"Anytime there is a threat to anybody in Hancock County that is serious. And should we have evidence to proceed on charges, that's what we are going to do," said Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton.

According to court documents, Luker sent text messages over a period of several months to Department of Child Services employees.

When a DCS supervisor said he wasn't sure if he could keep an appointment, Luker allegedly responded.

"You will be on time. Do better than your best that day. I am not playing with you people" and "I want to end your life. I'd like to see you bleeding out of the throat."

And telling another worker, "you're evil will not stand against the power of love. I will smite thee."

In another series of profanity-laced messages, Luker allegedly wrote, "you do know I'm a cannibal right? I am going to cook you and eat your body if you fail my children."

Each of the felony counts is punishable from 6 months to 2 1/2 years in jail.

"Department of Child Services workers and police officers, we get threats all the time. This one was a little out of the ordinary," said Greenfield Police Lt. Randy Ratliff.

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