Arrested man threatens deputies, Obama, government
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested and East Baton Rouge man Tuesday night after investigators said he directed a stream of obscene, threatening language at law enforcement which included threats of physical violence, bombings and arson.
Niles Clay, 52, was arrested and charged with improper telephone communication, communicating false information of planned arson, public intimidation, no driver's license and no seat belt.
Authorities said they made contact with Clay at his residence at about 6:48 p.m. after complaints from his neighbors. The deputy who responded said Clay became "very aggressive and hostile" before the deputy concluded his investigation and left.
At around 7:44 p.m., EBRSO Dispatch began receiving a series of calls in which the caller threatened the lives of responding deputies. According to EBRSO Communications, when a dispatcher asked for the caller's name he simply responded with "I'm gonna kill you." Deputies said the caller continued his rant with "If one of those cops come back to my house asking about some dog, I'm gonna try to kill them. I hate ya'll. I hate to (sic) police. I hate Obama. I hate our government."
Deputies said Clay also threatened to blow up any deputies who responded back to his home, and said he would have shot the deputy who responded earlier that evening if he would have had his pistol on him.
Clay demanded to speak to a supervisor, but when he was informed that wasn't possible at the moment he told dispatch that "he better call back or I will shoot him in the head."
All calls were recorded by EBRSO Dispatch phone lines. Deputies contacted Clay at his residence shortly after the threatening calls concluded and placed him under arrest. He was taken to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and booked on the above charges.
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