Court docs: Alabama man arrested 5 years after threatening to kill York man over Facebook

Staff writer

An Alabama man was arrested May 13, more than five years after the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office charged him with threatening to kill a York County man.

Nicholas Burrage, 29, of McCalla, Alabama, was charged with writing a threat to kill or injure on April 29, 2014, according to an arrest warrant filed in York-Poquoson General District Court.

On April 2, 2014, Burrage used a fake Facebook account to send a York County man a written threat to kill him, according to the filings.

Burrage told the victim, “I’ll take a visit to Williamsburg, Virginia, put you in a bathtub of gasoline, and light your sorry lazy pathetic (expletive) (expletive) with you screaming like a girl burning flames,” the court documents said.

Burrage was upset the victim was dating a woman Burrage was attracted to, according to the filings. The victim reported the message to the sheriff’s office and said Burrage was violent and capable of acting on the threat.

The sheriff’s office filed an arrest warrant for Burrage on April 29, 2014.

On May 13, Burrage was arrested by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail until he was released on bail the following day.

If convicted, Burrage faces as much as one year in jail and $2,500 in fines, according to Virginia Code.

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