OAKWOOD, Ohio-- A 33-year-old man was charged for threatening police and doing it in a way the world can see.
Jeff Dixon Jr. of Oakwood is alleged to have posted Facebook threats against Oakwood police.
He is now charged with terroristic threats, and was video arraigned on the felony charge Thursday in front of Bedford Municipal Court Acting Judge Nicholas Papa.
According to a copy of the Facebook messages that were contained in his Bedford Municipal Court file, the first post stated, "Oakwood u took my bullets that's fine I’ll buy more, my guns were right under your noses…I have no problem with a shoot out.”
And the other said, “and for your narks id read the police report, so if u send a brother to jail for this comment u better change ur address.”
“Well right now, with the way the times are with all the different shootings in various places we take all threats against police very serious,” said Det. Sgt. John Freeman.
Those living near Dixon Jr. were afraid to talk on camera saying they have had problems with him for years.
“It’s quiet over there the only incidents we usually have over there are with Mr. Dixon, which are becoming more and more frequent,” said Detective Stephen Van Ness. “They are usually driven by some alcohol and it happens a lot, and it is a shame we don’t get the cooperation that we need from the residents because they are just scared of him.”
Dixon Jr. has been arrested numerous times, including on charges of assault on a police officer, assault on a police dog, domestic violence, and felony theft.
He plead not guilty to the charge and bond was set at $100,000.
The case was sent to the Cuyahoga County grand jury to determine if he should be indicted on the felony charge.