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Sheriff: Monroe man threatened to kill judge after court hearing

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Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, reportedly threatened to kill a district judge after a court hearing (Source: Rockingham County Sheriff's Office) Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, reportedly threatened to kill a district judge after a court hearing (Source: Rockingham County Sheriff's Office)
WENTWORTH, NC (WBTV) -

A Monroe man is being held on a million-dollar bond after he reportedly threatened to kill a judge who held him on a contempt of court charge.

According to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, 39-year-old Jihad Abou Haidar, of Monroe, was in district court on Wednesday on charges of threatening phone calls and harassing phone calls.

Haidar reportedly made the calls to Remington Arms, in Mayodan, last month.

During the court hearing, Haidar was held in contempt of court by District Court Judge Fred Wilkins and sentenced to 48 hours in jail.

He was escorted from the courtroom by Sheriff's Bailiffs and taken to the Rockingham County Jail.

When he got to jail, Haidar reportedly told jail personnel he was going to kill Judge Wilkins. He was charged with threatening an executive court officer.

Haidar was placed under a 48 hour hold and a $1,000,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 23rd.

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