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Stark County man accused of making threats to public official

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Jeffrey Hatfield, Jr. (Source: Stark County Jail) Jeffrey Hatfield, Jr. (Source: Stark County Jail)

On Tuesday, the Summit County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Summit County Clerk of Courts Office in reference to a man making threats of violence to Summit County Clerk of Courts Daniel Horrigan.

The person making the threats was identified as Jeffrey B. Hatfield Jr., 31, of Massillon.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office investigation revealed that Hatfield had made several threats via the telephone to Horrigan. When confronted by law enforcement, Hatfield admitted to the threats and stated his intention to carry out the threat of assault against Horrigan.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Hatfield for Intimidation (of a public official), a felony of the third degree.

Summit County Sheriff's Deputies and Jackson Township Police Officers located Hatfield at his Jackson Township home in Stark County.

During the arrest, Hatfield resisted law enforcement and attempted to gain access of a firearm. He was also charged by Jackson Township Police for Assault on a Peace Officer and Obstructing Official Business. Hatfield was booked into the Stark County Jail.

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