Man accused of threatening to kill teens over missing dog


Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.

An Alachua man was arrested Thursday night after police said he threatened to kill two boys after accusing them of stealing his dog.

Henry Decoursey, 40, of 15621 NW 133rd Terrace, approached the two boys, ages 13 and 16, while they were outside the 13-year-old's house at 7:30 p.m. and began accusing them of stealing his dog, the Alachua Police Department reported.

One of the boys told police he saw Decoursey holding a knife at his side and told Decoursey he did not know what he was talking about. Decoursey told the boys, "I will take all of your lives," and displayed a large, folding-style knife, the report said.

Both boys ran from Decoursey, and he began to chase them, police said. After officers arrested Decoursey, they found the knife in his pocket, the report said.

Decoursey told police he was going to return to Alachua and hit one of the boys on the head.

Decoursey was charged with two felony counts of child abuse and two felony counts of aggravated assault, the police report said. He was booked into the Alachua County jail, where he remained Friday in lieu of $20,000 bond.

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