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Tallahassee woman arrested for Facebook threat to kill

Posted: 5:07 AM, Mar 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-15 07:35:24Z
Tallahassee woman arrested for Facebook threat to kill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman was arrested for sending a Facebook message threatening to kill a person for not returning part of a handgun.

Karen Kerzic Kepics, 57, later told a Leon County Sheriff's Office investigator "when I told her I was going to kill her it was just a figure of speech."

Kepics was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Tuesday and released without bond. She was charged with resisting an officer without violence and intimidation through written threats to kill or injure.

The victim told an investigator she had briefly kept Kepics handgun for her two years ago when Kepics was arrested for driving under the influence and had returned it, including the gun's magazine.

Since then, the victim said, according to a probable cause affidavit, Kepics has accused the victim of stealing the gun's magazine. 

Kepics told the victim " ... if you ever touch anything of mine again I'm going to kill you" and "I mean physically kill you."

The victim said she fears Kepics will use a gun to kill her and her children and she wants her prosecuted.

Kepics told the investigator no one else had access to her Facebook account.

When the investigator grabbed Kepics' arm to arrest her, she tried to pull away from him and return inside her house.

While being transported to jail, Kepics kicked the driver side back window  and the partition. After the deputy stopped the patrol vehicle and placed a hobble strap on her feet, Kepics used her head to hit the partition.