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Sault man accused of writing threatening emails, social media posts — including to cops

46-year-old facing multiple charges in connection with emails and Internet posts dating as far back as 2019
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Threatening emails and social media posts dating back five years have resulted in charges against a Sault Ste. Marie resident.

Police say last Friday, detectives with Investigation Services, with assistance from the Emergency Services Unit, charged a suspect with criminal harassment and uttering threats.

On March 6, Sault Police say they received reports of numerous threatening emails and social media posts sent by a person dating back to 2019, according to a Sault Police news release.

An investigation also revealed the person had threatened members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service on social media between December 2023 and February 2024, police allege.

On Friday, officers arrested the suspect at his residence without incident.

Jeffrey MacDonald, 46, is charged with criminal harassment and three counts of uttering threats.

The accused was held in custody pending a hearing in Weekend and Statutory Holiday court and released on bail.

None of the allegations have been tested in court and MacDonald is considered innocent unless proven guilty.