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Man arrested for threatening to kill neighbor

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Troy Demond Austin, 43, was arrested late Thursday night and charged with sending a written death threat.

A sworn complaint was filed on September 11 by a neighbor who said Austin had sent her multiple text messages about killing her with a gun. The victim reportedly said that Austin was upset with her because she no longer wants to talk to him and that Austin had sent her messages saying he has a gun and is not afraid to use it on her. She said he also wrote that he was going to bury her.

Austin has no criminal history. Prosecutors recommended bail of $20,000, but Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $150,000.

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. 

    • Our state attorney’s office is terrible, that’s why. They do this kind of thing all the time!
      Thank goodness this judge had the sense to decide in a way that protects the innocent in our community and upholds the law.

      • It seems the police should be able to get a search warrant and confiscate the man’s weapon.

  • Kudos to Judge Jaworski for setting bail at such a high amount. Nice to see a Judge who sets bail commensurate to the crime, not one who is worried about his “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” ratings.

  • Yep….looks like they caught another one of those MAGA supremist they keep trying to scare us about.

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