Man accused of threatening patrol officer charged with terroristic threat against a peace officer

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Texarkana, Texas, police officers arrested a man earlier this month after he allegedly threatened to beat a police officer to death.

Emanuel Baldwin, 36, is accused of telling Texarkana, Texas, Police Department Officer Cole Bredenberg that “If I see you on a call alone, I will beat you to death,” according to a probable cause document in Bowie County. Bredenberg was responding to a disturbance call Aug. 12 in the 1600 block of W. 9th when he came into contact with Baldwin.

Baldwin and a woman were allegedly involved in a verbal confrontation which led to the call to police. The woman reported that she and Baldwin had been living together for a couple of weeks. Baldwin was walking down the street with a large amount of personal belongings when he allegedly threw something on the ground.

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Bredenberg told Baldwin to pick up the item and Baldwin allegedly said he would throw it in the trash. In the process of throwing away a gray backpack, Baldwin allegedly made the threat to Bredenberg.

Officers then placed Baldwin under arrest for terroristic threat against a peace officer.

“On the way to the jail, Baldwin made comments about how he had ‘chocked’ out officers in the past. He also stated that a judge needed to be shot in the head, which I believe he said Judge Slaughter,” the document states.

Baldwin has two previous convictions in Oklahoma for battery/assault on a police officer.

Baldwin is being held in the Bowie County jail. His bond is set at $30,000.

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