Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Lt. Col. Robert E. Underwood pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of felony harassment at his Superior Court arraignment in Tacoma. He is being held in the Pierce County Jail.
A Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman said that Underwood had also made threats to blow up the state Capitol in nearby Olympia.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been under the microscope since a staff sargeant from there massacred 16 Afghan villagers, including women and children.
Kara Underwood told a police investigator that her husband "has nothing to lose, he has an arsenal of weapons and she believes he has the ability to save the $150,000 and hide it."
Kiptoo also told police she had seen a nude photo of Underwood's daughter on his laptop and that he threatened her when she confronted him about it.
Underwood has had multiple deployments to Iraq, the court documents said, but has not been diagnosed with PTSD.
However, the probable cause document said, when that Underwood "was a young child he witnessed his mother kill his two siblings. She also shot the defendant multiple times and left him for dead."