By Associated Press - Friday, July 24, 2015

IOWA FALLS, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa Falls man is in jail after his arrest on a charge of threatening to cut the throats of judges during a call to an office of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington.

The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) 35-year-old Andre Michael Lafontaine III appeared in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids on Friday on the threat charge. He’s in jail pending a detention hearing set for Tuesday.

Prosecutors allege Lafontaine left a threatening message laced with obscenities and a racial epithet on Monday. He complained the FBI hasn’t responded to his allegations of official corruption.

Lafontaine sued Iowa Falls in 2012 claiming he was abused by police officers in 2010. A judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2013.

Lafontaine’s public defender did not immediately return a message.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,

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