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NC man jailed for threatening to kill judge

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WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) - A Monroe man is being held under $1 million bond after the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said he threatened to kill a judge.

The sheriff's office said 39-year-old Jihad Abou Haidar was in court Wednesday to answer a charge of making threatening and harassing telephone calls.

Deputy Kevin Suthard said Haidar bought a gun from Remington Arms in Mayodan and claimed there was a problem with it. The manufacturer examined the gun and found no problems. Suthard said Haidar then made the threatening calls.

During the hearing in Rockingham County, Haidar argued with the judge and was also found in contempt of court. Suthard said it was when he was taken to the jail that Haidar threatened the judge.

Haidar is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 23rd.

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