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Youngsville man charged with threatening Perdue

Posted March 26, 2011 9:29 p.m. EDT
Updated March 27, 2011 11:33 a.m. EDT

— State troopers arrested a Youngsville man Saturday for allegedly threatening to kill the governor.

According to arrest warrants, Dennis Matthew McDermott, 30, told a witness that "when you see Bev Perdue with a .38 slug in her head, I did it." He reportedly added, "Call the law and I'll take care of them, too."

McDermott, of 1071 Holden Road, was charged with threatening a public official and was being held in the Wake County jail on a $150,000 secured bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

According to court records, McDermott was indicted last year in connection with a target-practice shooting that sent a stray bullet flying, killing an 85-year-old World War II veteran who was walking nearby.