Court: Man Denies Threatening Premier Burt

August 1, 2018

[Written by Don Burgess]

Appearing in Court today [Aug 1], a man pled not guilty to threatening Premier David Burt, with the court hearing the messages allegedly referenced “chopping his head off” and putting “a hole in his head.”

Jared Gordon, who was initially charged in May of this year, appeared in Supreme Court facing three charges.

Mr Gordon pled not guilty to trying to demand money from the Premier, with the court hearing Mr Gordon allegedly sent a series of video messages and emails demanding money and other items.

He then pled not guilty of threatening to murder the Premier via an email on October 13, 2017. That email allegedly said “ignoring me asking for a budget is driving me to a point of me wanting to tell you this, to your face….I would really put a hole in your head.”

Mr Gordon also pled not guilty to threatening to kill the Premier on March 28, 2018. That alleged threat was also via an email. In that email, Mr Gordon allegedly wrote to Premier Burt that he would pull him out of his house and chop off his head.

His next appearance in court is scheduled for August 15.

He was granted $5,000 bail and like surety.

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