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Monroe man accused of threatening judge

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Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, of Monroe, has been accused of threatening a District Court judge in Rockingham County, according to the sheriff’s office there. (Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office photo.)

WENTWORTH A Monroe man was jailed under $1 million bond after allegedly threatening a judge Wednesday in Rockingham County, north of Greensboro.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office says Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, was charged with threatening an executive court officer.

According to authorities, Haidar had appeared in District Court to answer a charge of making harassing phone calls. That charge stemmed from an incident Aug. 23 in which Haidar had argued with a firearms company about a gun he had bought, authorities said.

When Haidar and the company could not agree, Haidar made harassing calls, according to the sheriff’s office.

In court Wednesday, Judge Fred Wilkins sentenced Haidar to two days in jail.

According to investigators, jail employees said they heard Haidar threaten to kill the judge.

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