Man who allegedly threatened Gov. spews more threats on way back to jail
Posted at: 09/14/2012 9:27 AM
| Updated at: 09/14/2012 7:58 PM
By: Tracy Dingmann, KOB.com and Gadi Schwartz, KOB Eyewitness News 4
A Valencia County man who allegedly threatened Gov. Susana Martinez will remain behind bars, a judge decided Friday.
James Sanchez is accused of making a number of threatening phone calls to the Governor's Office over some cows that have been roaming free on roads and on his property in Valencia County.
As we reported Thursday, a caller believed to be Sanchez left a recorded message with KOB that said: "Two months ago I called the Governor and on the phone I told her she was a (expletive) whore and I was going to (expletive) her up."
The caller said they also e-mailed the Governor.
"And I told her in print, I told her, that she's a (expletive) whore and I'm going to (expletive) her up. That's the story," the caller said.
This week, Sanchez was being held in the Santa Fe County Jail facing five counts of using the telephone to intimidate.
On Friday, a judge revoked his conditions of release and continued bail at $100k cash only.
In court Friday, Sanchez said he wasn't making physical threats against the Governor, but rather was speaking figuratively and wanted to "(expletive) her up politically."
As he was being transported back to jail, KOB's Gadi Schwartz asked Sanchez about his alleged threats.
KOB: "Mr. Sanchez, did you threaten to kill the Governor?"
Sanchez: "Never, I threatened that when I'm done with her, she won't be able to be elected dog catcher in Juarez, Mexico."
Sanchez faces five years in jail if convicted.
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