SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A man was arrested and charged with terroristic threat after he allegedly called that U.S. Attorney's Office and threatened to kill law enforcement officers.
According to the arrest affidavit, James Allred Alexander of Lanville was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threat Influence Conduct of Federal Government after he reportedly called the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas and threatened to kill everyone in the office.
The affidavit states that the office received a phone call on March 15 wanting to file a complaint against the FBI, Texas Rangers, U.S. Attorney's Office, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The caller allegedly wanted to "sue them all" and wanted to express that the agencies were all corrupt.
The receptionist who received the phone call told investigators that during the time of the phone call the caller became more agitated. The receptionist said that while she believed his original intent wasn't to make a threat, the call did culminate in one.
During the approximately two to three minute call, the man told the receptionist that he would come into the office and kill everyone. He also told her to tell law enforcement that he was coming to kill them.
"You tell them too, I'm going to kill them all. I'm going to kill them all," he reportedly told her, insisting that she relay the message to law enforcement.
Law enforcement determined that Alexander was the suspected caller.
Alexander had similar encounters with law enforcement.
On April 23, he reportedly sent a letter to the US Marshal's Office in Tyler that expressed his distrust in law enforcement and stressed how corrupt he felt the agencies were. He also reportedly made threats in the letter, stating he would "shoot anybody that put me in danger or bother men in kind(sic) of way."
Alexander had also contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Public Access Line in January to report thefts of his property. During the call, Alexander expressed his belief that local law enforcement knew about the thefts but were trying to cover them up.
According to the affidavit, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office also had numerous encounters with Alexander. They mentioned that he had a history of making "anti-police statements" and that at least two deputies had to respond to a call involving Alexander.
Alexander was booked into the Smith County Jail and is under a $75,000 bond.