RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A Raleigh man charged with threatening Mayor Nancy McFarlane wants out of jail.
A judge refused to lower Alec Dane Redner’s bond during a hearing Thursday morning.
The 27-year-old man was placed under a $250,000 bond following his arrest for sending McFarlane messages by mail and a website submission form threatening serious bodily injury.
Redner sent the mayor an e-mail chiding her for making a joke out of the U.S. constitution, according to court documents.
He allegedly wrote, “Soon you will be on the other end of a barrel … watch out.”
When police went to arrest Redner at his home, they seized a .357 magnum pistol and a shotgun.
A prosecutor opposed Thursday’s bond reduction, saying the mayor and her family are scared and under police protection.
Bond documents state Redner has a history of extreme violent behavior.
In 2010, he was charged with eluding police at a DWI checkpoint. When he was stopped, they found an AR-15 assault rifle and anti-government and Aryan Nation literature.
In the meantime, Redner has been ordered to have no contact with McFarlane whatsoever.