EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Accused Of Making Threats Against Lawmaker
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 16, 2013 1:55 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013 9:46 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A Dunbar man has been arrested after he allegedly called a medical office and threatened a Kanawha County lawmaker.
John Curtis Dawson was charged Friday with making terroristic threats after he allegedly called Dr. Leanne Skaff’s office in the 4900 block of MacCorkle Avenue and made threats against Del. Doug Skaff, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
The complaint said Dawson was screaming about Skaff running for governor and made threats that “he will not allow Doug Skaff to take office.” Police said Dawson also made threats to an employee at the endocrinologist’s office, saying he had a .22-caliber gun and would come down to the office and “they know what he would do.” Dawson also said he knows the Mafia and knows what it is capable of and that he wants to die, police said.
Skaff’s office was on lockdown due to the threats.
Dawson was being held in the South Central Regional Jail.
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