Man accused of threatening Raleigh mayor wants charge dropped

RALEIGH

Alec Redner is charged with making threats under federal interstate communications law, according to an indictment

In January, McFarlane received an email that accused her of making a joke about the U.S. constitution. According to a search warrant, the email went on to say, "...soon you will be on the other end of the barrel... Watch out."

Redner's attorney has argued that his client's online post to McFarlane was immature, but not a direct threat.

Redner was released on house arrest in March after a judge decided to lower his bond from $250,000 to $75,000.

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