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TPD: Tallahassee man texts threat to kill woman and her cats

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Posted at 5:41 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 08:17:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man was arrested after sending a former friend text messages with death threats for her and her cats.

Julius K. Robinson, 39, sent the victim the threatening text messages, according to a probable cause affidavit, after she tried to break off contact with him because he did something she described as "really bad" to her. 

Robinson contacted her dozens of times daily by phone and by text after she ended their friendship, and once he sent her a text saying how easy it would be to break into her apartment. According to court documents, the victim said Robinson phoned her at least 30 times the day before she called the Tallahassee Police Department.

She told a TPD investigator that she and Robinson had never been in a romantic relationship and had never lived together. She said they had only been friends although Robinson wanted more from their relationship.

On July 5, court documents say the victim provided police with a sworn written statement and screen shots of the texts, including one saying that "You'll die soon." Robinson followed that text with, "So will Ben and his daughters," referring to the victim's cats.

The TPD investigator wrote of trying to contact Robinson by phone on multiple days with no answer and no call back.

Using a blocked number on July 13, court documents say the officer received an answer from a man who said the investigator had reached a wrong number. The victim identified the voice on the recording as Robinson's.

TextMe provided the investigator with information that led to the discovery of an email address associated with Robinson.

On July 18, documents say Robinson sent the victim an email with an apology, the court document said:

"I'm really sorry about how I acted on the 4th of July. I was blacked out drunk and don't even remember what happened. I didn't know what happened until the next day when I woke up and saw the messages in my phone. I value our friendship and would like to reconcile. I'll always be there for you if you ever need me."

Robinson was charged with intimidation/written threat to kill or injure, which is a second degree felony. He was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Wednesday and released Thursday a $5,000 bond.