Man Who Sent Threats To Kill Volusia Deputy Arrested In Pennsylvania
Date Added: September 27, 2023 8:46 pm
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MAN WHO SENT THREATS TO KILL VOLUSIA DEPUTY ARRESTED IN PENNSYLVANIA
A Pennsylvania man who messaged a social media account of the TV show “On Patrol: Live” stating he would kill a Volusia sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on a warrant charging him with making written threats to kill.
Jason E. Senseman, 51 (DOB 2/23/1972), was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police this evening in Jonestown, Pa., where he admitted to sending several threatening and/or vulgar messages to the show via Facebook Messenger.
One of those messages was “I would kill Royce James,” a Volusia deputy who was featured on the show. That message was preceded by others stating “I am not scared of killing anyone” and “some of your officers are worthy of death.”
“On Patrol: Live” notified the Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, and detectives made contact with law enforcement in Pennsylvania, where officers were aware of the messages and also already familiar with Senseman.
When contacted by a state trooper, Senseman indicated he did send the messages while watching the show and drinking, and that no one else uses his phone or his Facebook account.
Senseman’s charge is a second-degree felony that carries a bond of $100,000. He will be extradited to Volusia County at a later date, and Sheriff Chitwood plans to meet him alongside Deputy James before transport to the Volusia County Branch Jail.