A Cleveland man was arrested Tuesday on felony charges after police say he made several dozen threatening phone calls to the chambers of an Akron Municipal Court judge.
Rayshiaun Mann, 35, is accused of calling Judge Katarina Cook’s offices as many as 50 times on Monday and making annoying or threatening comments to her staff.
Mann was apparently angry over receiving probation. He’s now facing two felony charges and a potential prison sentence.
In one call to Cook’s offices, police say Mann threatened the judge’s staff and warned that he would “chop [their] heads off.”
Mann had been sentenced by Cook in May to six months’ probation for making threatening phone calls to an ex-girlfriend who lives in Akron. He had pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing.
In those calls to his ex, police say he threatened to kill the 32-year-old woman and burn her home.
Mann apparently did not voice any dissatisfaction with receiving probation until Monday, exactly one month after being sentenced, police said.
In the case involving the judge, Mann is now charged with retaliation and intimidation, both third-degree felonies. He was to be held in the Summit County Jail pending an appearance in Akron Municipal Court.
Cook said she could not comment on a pending case. Mann’s original case and the new case are expected to be handled by a visiting judge.