Man accused of threatening Raleigh mayor linked to white supremacists
Posted January 17, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A 27-year-old man accused of threatening Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane posted a death threat to her political website, according to search warrants.
Alec Dane Redner, of 11024 Brass Kettle Road, was charged with communicating threats and threatening an executive, legal or court officer.
Police said Redner posted a message to www.nancymcfarlane.com that read “You make a joke about the U.S. Constitution but soon you will (be) on the other end of the barrel.” In the message, Redner also called the mayor an obscenity and told her to “watch out.”
The name associated with the return email is “AntiZionist,” according to the warrant.
Redner’s criminal record includes several driving offenses and one charge of assault on an officer of state employee In May 2010, Redner avoided a sobriety checkpoint and led Wake County sheriff’s deputies on a chase.
When he was stopped, deputies found an AR-15 rifle, anti-government documents and literature from the Arayan Nation, a white supremacist group, in his vehicle, according to the warrant.
McFarlane declined to comment Friday, saying authorities have asked her not to speak because the investigation is ongoing.