Man accused of sending threatening texts

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 01, 2012 6:30 AM

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An Iowa City man was charged Aug. 5 after allegedly sending threatening text messages to the mother of his child.

According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Michael Johnson, 28, 12 Navajo Trail, was charged after the female reported to police she had received several threatening messages related to the child’s custody. The complaint said the messages threatened the life of the victim and that of the victim’s boyfriend. The last message Johnson allegedly sent to the victim said, “U will let me see him too or ill kill u both.” The complaint said the victim was alarmed and feared for her safety.

Johnson is charged with first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Matt Starns

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