Man arrested for threatening to kill former girlfriend


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – James S. Vereen, Jr., 31, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with sending a written threat to kill his former girlfriend and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also charged with domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and robbery by sudden snatching on a warrant from a February 13 incident.

The victim told a Gainesville Police Department officer that Vereen sent her a text that said he was going to kill her and that she was so afraid that she called 911 and did not go to work. The victim showed the officer Facebook posts from February 17, showing Vereen holding a gun. She reportedly said that after the February 13 incident, Vereen said he should have shot her in the back. The officer reported viewing a text message that said in part, “I can kill yall without no reason lol.”

Vereen has a felony conviction from 2011 and two dropped domestic battery cases from 2022; bail information is unavailable on weekends, but the warrant for the February 13 incident recommends bail of $40,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • This why adding gun laws doesn’t work a felon can’t be in possession of a gun, yet here is another felon with a firearm criminals, will never obey the law. idiot gun laws only affect law Biding citizens

  • Democrats are more concerned about taking firearms from those legally permitted to own them than they are about keeping them out of the hands of those who aren’t. They’ll blame this on the proliferation of guns rather than the proliferation of those commiting the crimes.

    If you’re able, protect yourselves, local government, even federal, care more about the rights of felons than they do about our 2nd Amendment Rights.

    One shot would be great… inflation being what it is, but if it takes more than that, no one’s keeping count.

    • And this has to do with the case, how?!!! You’re passive aggressive hogwash isn’t necessary.

        • What do politicians have to do with the case exactly? Did Bernie Sanders provide the gun? Did Kamala Harris obstruct the police department?

          • this guy is a convicted felon and also
            “ not of sound mind”. ..he is prohibited from having a firearm.
            Politicians need to enforce the current laws on the books to stop gun crime, not take the rights of lawful citizens away.
            This guy should get 5 years in prison….do it again, 10 years. Kill
            His girlfriend by shooting her in the back? The coward should get life in prison or death penalty.

      • There wouldn’t be a case, or a need for more charges if the victim were able, legally, to protect herself. Perhaps justice could have been served…and swiftly.

        Does that help with your lack of understanding?

  • Interesting misuses of “your” and “you’re” in the comments. Still, the posters’ intents came through.

  • There are women who choose losers out there like this to be their baby daddy to collect the welfare and then dump the child who has behavioral problems on the public school system.

    • that’s why the public school system is having problems with bullying and discipline problems…it’s the result of the democrats creating a welfare class or culture to get elected….Bernie sanders promises
      Plenty of free stuff. The Marxist commies want free healthcare, free rent, a monthly stipend, free education…” socialism only works until you run out of other peoples money”.

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