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California Man Charged for Making Threats to Local Jewish Community

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an individual reporting he and his son had received several threatening and antisemitic messages on social media.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the messages were sent from 33-year-old Daniel Epperson. An arrest warrant was issued for Epperson on March 5, 2024, for the following crimes:

  • (PC 422(a)) Threaten crime with intent to terrorize.
  • (PC 422.6(a)) Violate civil rights by force or threat of force.
  • (PC 653M(B)) Annoy or harass with repeated electronic communication.
  • (PC1203.2(a)) Violation of probation.

On March 10, at about 3:00 p.m., Sheriff Deputies responded to the 500 block of E St., in Arcata and arrested Epperson on the warrant.

Epperson was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked on the above charges.

This case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

https://www.times-standard.com/2024/03/13/man-arrested-in-arcata-after-reports-of-threating-antisemitic-message-on-social-media/