Deputies with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday night arrested a man they say called 911 and threatened to kill the mayor and sheriff.
Detavies Brown, 32, was arrested around 10 p.m., according to a booking report. Maj. Randy Robertson said Thursday officials with the Sheriff's Office looked into Brown's criminal history, which was extensive and included aggravated assaults on law enforcement officers.
"We take all threats like this serious," Robertson said.
Brown officially was arrested at his residence on Lincoln Street for a violation of probation after he missed his arraignment for a criminal damage to property charge stemming from 2014, according to a report. A detailed description of that charge was unavailable Thursday morning.
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Robertson said he specifically threatened the mayor and sheriff in the call but also mentioned "other elected officials."
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections website, Brown has twice been incarcerated. He spent over three years in state prison for aggravated assault on a peace officer, fleeing or eluding authorities and theft by motor vehicle, according to the website. He was back in prison in 2006 but for less than a year again on aggravated assault on a peace officer as well as possessing cocaine among other charges.