Posted by: Ann Corcoran | January 31, 2012

Tennessee man arrested for threatening to kill Sheriff Joe Arpaio

He is not ticked-off at Sheriff Joe over immigration, but something else triggered his on-line threats.

From the Law Enforcement Examiner:

Deputies in Knoxville, Tennessee working with Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant and seized computer and other evidence from the home of Adam Eugene Cox after an investigation into an internet death threat against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio came to light, according to a report from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

The 33-year old Cox was arrested Friday and taken into custody on an unrelated arrest warrant for an aggravated assault and is currently being investigated as the prime suspect in the Arpaio death threat investigation.

In that threat, Cox stated Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family would be killed.

Cox is described as a fanatical Obama supporter who is angry that the Sheriff had launched an investigation of the Obama birth certificate question.

The suspect’s mother confirmed to investigators that her son is a fanatical supporter of Obama. According to Knox County Sheriff’s deputies, Cox has a history of violent hehavior.

Arpaio’s investigation into the Obama birth certificate question has received a fair amount of press coverage since the investigation began late last year. The case is being handled by the Sheriff’s volunteer cold case posse, made up of retired police detectives and lawyers, and at no expense to the taxpayer. Their initial findings are expected to be announced within 30 days, Arpaio says.

Then this little nugget interested me.  I’ve reported several times on Holder and Thomas Perez (Maryland’s gift to Obama) and their allegations against Arpaio and Maricopa County for the Sheriff’s handling of the 287 g program.  Well, well, this author suggests it will be back on the front pages to coincide with the US Supreme Court hearing in the ‘Arizona law‘ case the Justices agreed to hear—of course giving Obama an opportunity to suck up to Hispanic voters just in time for the November election.

In addition to repeatedly blasting Sheriff Arpaio, the Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Arizona asking a federal judge to order changes in the sheriff’s office.

Critics of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Obama believe the Arpaio case is designed to coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on Arizona’s immigration law (SB1070), and as strategy to strengthen the president’s position with the Hispanic voting base.

What a surprise!  Not!

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