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Man calls Volusia Sheriff's Office to threaten judge's life, deputies say

Man arrested for threats made in aggressive, vulgar calls

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(Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa County Jail)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 35-year-old man accused of making numerous death threats to a Seventh Judicial Circuit judge in a series of phone calls to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office was arrested Saturday morning, deputies said.

Deputies said Alan McCarty, of Milton, began calling in the threats regarding Circuit Court Judge Stasia Warren around 8 p.m. Friday. Detectives said the calls,  loaded with expletives, were aggressive.

In the first call, McCarty said, "Yeah, I want to report a crime that’s about to happen,” deputies said, and the following statements were made throughout a total of four calls:

"I got a (expletive) gun pointed at your (expletive) building."
 
"I'm letting you know I'm going to shoot this (expletive). You gonna (expletive) give me my kids."
 
"A new law was just wrote. Your judge is gonna (expletive) die for sabotaging people's cases, you stupid (expletive)."

Threats against judge (suspect arrested)

***Warning: Intense audio, even though it's bleeped*** MILTON MAN IDENTIFIED, ARRESTED AFTER MAKING DEATH THREATS AGAINST LOCAL JUDGE A man who made repeated death threats to a Seventh Judicial Circuit judge in a series of expletive-laced phone calls to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers was taken to jail early Saturday in Northwest Florida after sheriff’s detectives, the judge’s courtroom deputy and the Volusia County Crime Center worked together to identify his voice, track down his location and obtain a warrant for his arrest. Alan McCarty, 35 (DOB 12/20/1981), of Milton, was arrested by Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies early this morning after detectives here in Volusia obtained a warrant for his arrest on a felony charge of corruption by threat against a public servant. Deputies and Daytona Beach police officers maintained contact with the judge, Circuit Judge Stasia Warren, to check on her, advise her of the threats, update her on the case status and conduct extra patrols at her home. Sheriff’s Office dispatchers began receiving calls from McCarty around 8 p.m. Friday. His calls were extremely aggressive, vulgar and threatening from the start. His first call began: “Yeah, I want to report a crime that’s about to happen.” Over the course of four calls, his statements included: "I got a f****** gun pointed at your f****** building." "I'm letting you know I'm going to shoot this *****. You gonna f****** give me my kids." "A new law was just wrote. Your judge is gonna f****** die for sabotaging people's cases, you stupid b****." The calls appeared to be coming from a location in Northwest Florida. A lieutenant contacted Judge Warren’s courtroom deputy, who listened to the call audio and was able to identify the voice as McCarty’s. She recalled an incident in July, when McCarty left a hostile message with Judge Warren’s judicial assistant. Analysts in the Volusia County Crime Center also were able to determine the audio matched previous recordings of McCarty's voice. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant shortly thereafter and contacted the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office with a request to apprehend McCarty. Jail records show he was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail around 3:57 a.m., where he remained held later Saturday morning pending transport to Volusia County in the near future.

Posted by Volusia Sheriff's Office on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Daytona Beach police officers stayed in contact with the judge, notifying her of the threats and checking on her. Meanwhile, authorities identified McCarty by comparing the audio of Friday's phone calls to a previous recording of a hostile message left with the judge's judicial assistant in July, the Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said the calls appeared to made from a northwest area of the state.

Volusia deputies obtained an arrest warrant for McCarty and contacted deputies with the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office about arresting him.

McCarty was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail just before 4 a.m. on a felony charge of corruption by threat against a public servant and will be transported to the Volusia County Jail, deputies said.


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