Fresno County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old man from England at Fresno Yosemite International Airport after he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend who intended to marry another man, the sheriff’s office said.
Jake Paul Randles called one of his ex-girlfriend’s relatives Thursday night saying he flew from England to San Francisco and was on his way to Fresno, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said in a news release.
The family member was alarmed and contacted the sheriff’s office to share Randles flight information. The family member also reported that Randles made multiple death threats to the family over the phone and in text messages.
Randals was upset that his ex-girlfriend met a new man and planned to marry him, Botti said.
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Deputies obtained the messages from Randles, which said he would kill his ex-girlfriend and her family. The messages were sent within the last month.
The young woman tried to obtain a temporary domestic violence restraining order, but it was never served to Randles since he lived in England.
Deputies responded to the airport Thursday evening to personally serve the restraining order and arrest him.
Randles was booked into Fresno County Jail on two felony counts of making criminal threats. He remained in jail on Friday in lieu of posting 40,000 bail.