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Smiths Station man arrested after threatening to shoot Lee Co. investigator and wife

Smiths Station man arrested after threating to shoot Lee Co. investigator and wife
Smiths Station man arrested after threating to shoot Lee Co. investigator and wife((Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office))
Updated: Dec. 16, 2020 at 4:24 PM CST
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LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Smiths Station man was arrested Wednesday and is facing several charges after threatening a Lee County investigator, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Dillon Stutzman, 19, is charged with terrorist threats, possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says an investigator received a call from an unknown male who stated he was going to go to the investigator’s home and shoot him and his wife with an AK-47 rifle. The caller made reference to an active case that the investigator is working on.

Lee County investigators were able to track down the person who made the call and identified him as Stutzman. A search warrant was conducted at his residence where an AK-47 rifle and multiple THC oil vape cartridges were located.

Stutzman is being held in the Lee County Jail on a $28,000 bond.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones released the following statement regarding the case:

We take any threat to harm anyone seriously. Unfortunately threats against law enforcement officers are not uncommon, but threatening to harm a law enforcement officer’s family simply because that officer was doing his or her job will receive specific attention and will not be tolerated.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-7867.

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