Monroe man accused of threatening judge’s life

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Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, of Monroe

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WENTWORTH, N.C. – A Monroe man is accused of threatening to kill a judge who held him on a contempt for court charge.

Deputies said Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, was in district court Wednesday on charges of threatening and harassing phone calls to Remington Arms in Mayodan on Aug. 23.

Authorities said Haidar was held in contempt of court and sentenced to 48 hours in jail by District Court Judge Fred Wilkins.

Haidar allegedly told jail personnel after arriving that he was going to kill Judge Wilkins.

Deputies said he was charged with threatening an executive court officer, placed under a 48 hour hold and given a $1,000,000 secured bond. He has court planned for Oct. 23rd.

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