Sacto 9-1-1
September 30, 2012
Text messaged murder threat ends in arrest, police report

By Matt Weiser

An Auburn man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly delivering a murder threat via text message.

Myles David Salyers, 37, allegedly sent the murder threat via cell phone text message to a man who had a restraining order against him, said Sgt. Victor Pecoraro of the Auburn Police Department.

Police were notified about the threat at about 11:55 p.m. Saturday. Officers managed to locate the suspect just over an hour later, shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Salyers was arrested without incident near the intersection of Highway 49 and Elm Avenue in Auburn, Pecoraro said.

Salyers was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, violating a court order, driving under the influence and possession of prescription medications without a prescription. He was booked into Placer County Jail, with bail set at $200,000.

Pecoraro said arresting someone for texting a murder threat is not that unusual. "In this case, it appears this subject really wanted to do the other person harm," he said.

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