Man threatened to have deputies killed, report says


Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

A Gainesville man was arrested Sunday after deputies say he threatened to have someone kill two deputies.

Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tjamal Peterson, 31, of 6432 SW 44th Place, for violating his probation at 10:58 p.m., according to a report.

While in the patrol car, Peterson told the deputy driving that earlier in the day, he had a conversation with someone about the price to have someone killed, the report said.

The deputy said Peterson said several times that he was not someone who runs from obstacles, and that the deputy and another deputy were obstacles. He told the deputy to be ready because the deputy would have to go off duty at some point, but he is on duty 24 hours, the report said.

Multiple times in the car, Peterson told the deputy he would pay $5,000 to have both deputies killed. Inside the Alachua County jail, he told staff he would be paying to have the deputies killed, the report stated.

Deputies also said Peterson told them he “feels like God,” the report said.

Peterson was charged with two felony counts of threatening a public servant, according to the report. He is being held as of Monday at the Alachua County jail on $105,000 bond.

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