Guns Taken from Home of Man Making Workplace Threats

Guns Taken from Home of Man Making Workplace Threats

(OCSO, Dec. 5, 2018)

Pontiac, MI- Deputies responded to the United Shore Mortgage Building in the 500 block of E. South Blvd. on the report that a former employee had been making threatening statements via text messaging.  Upon their arrival, Deputies spoke with the complainant regarding threatening texts messages that he had received.  The complainant stated that the former employee who was sending these text messages had been terminated yesterday.  The complainant stated that earlier in the day the former employee sent him several text messages that threatened large scale violence.  The complainant had been made aware by another employee, of a social media page known as Snapchat, that the subject posted a picture of himself holding a firearm.


OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  Deputies ascertained an address for the former employee.  His last known address was found to be in the City of Sterling Heights.  Officers from the City of Sterling Heights Police Department located the subject at his residence.  The subject was detained and subsequently turned over to Deputies.  Deputies were granted permission to take five firearms out of the suspect’s home which are being held for safekeeping.  The suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.


ARRESTEE INFORMATION:  31-year-old male, resident of the City of Sterling Heights.

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