Man charged with threatening Raleigh mayor


Alec Dane Redner, 27, of Raleigh

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Source: WTVD

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter