Papillion firefighter accused of threatening his wife is charged with two felonies

Papillion firefighter accused of threatening his wife is charged with two felonies
Chase Carson

A Papillion firefighter has been charged with two felonies after he was accused of threatening to kill his wife.

Chase Carson, 31, is still employed by the Papillion Fire Department, according to spokesman for the City of Papillion. Carson’s wife, Ciara Carson, has been issued a protection order and has custody of their three children.

La Vista police arrested Chase Carson on Oct. 6. He has been charged in Sarpy County Court with making terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He faces up to 53 years in prison if convicted of both charges and is free on $10,000 bail.

According to Ciara Carson’s protection order request, the couple was arguing in their La Vista home on the night of Oct. 6. She said Carson followed her downstairs shouting, “I’m going to (expletive) kill you.”

The threats were made in front of the couple’s children, Ciara Carson said.

“He then went to the knife block on the counter and grabbed the two biggest knives and cornered me in the living room and held them both to my chest,” she wrote. “Our three children were in the same room and unfortunately witnessed it.”

Ciara Carson said that her husband suffers from PTSD and depression. She said she tried to stop her husband from leaving the house, but he shoved her away and left.

“We have been made aware of the arrest of Chase and are certainly concerned for the welfare of all involved,” said Anthony Strawn, president of the Papillion Fire Union. “We are assisting his family with respect to benefits available to them, and we will continue to monitor his progress through this process.”

Chase Carson, who holds the rank of fire apparatus engineer, has been with the Papillion Fire Department for eight years. His attorney, Greg Pivovar, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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