Yadkin County man arrested for threatening police officers and their families, authorities say

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Derrick Demont Dewalt

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A man was arrested for making threats toward police officers and their families, authorities say.

Derrick Demont Dewalt, 32, of Yadkinville, is charged with five counts of misdemeanor communicating threats, felony conspiracy to sell and/or deliver crack cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and driving while license revoked.

According to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, Dewalt was arrested after detectives learned he made numerous threats to harm and/or kill police officers. During the investigation, detectives discovered that Dewalt made threats to attack officers and their families at their homes.

Dewalt was apprehended during a vehicle stop Sunday and taken into custody without incident.

Dewalt was released Monday morning on a $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 1.

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