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Steuben Co. Man Arrested for Threats

Written By: Joe Melillo

A Steuben County man is behind bars on allegations that he made threats on Twitter against two national newscasters who angered him with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial.

Bath Man Arrested for Making Threats

July 23, 2013
Steuben County (WENY) - A Steuben County man is behind bars on allegations that he made threats on Twitter against two national newscasters who angered him with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial.
     
48-year-old David Lee Simpson from Bath is reportedly infatuated with Jodi Arias and he got very upset by two female anchors' comments. According to the Maricopa, Arizona Sheriff, one of the anchors works out of Atlanta and the other out of New York. They both work for Turner Broadcasting.
    
Investigators found guns, handcuffs and other items in Simpson's car after taking him into custody in Bath. He's now charged with three counts of computer tampering and two counts of stalking. Earlier this year, a Maricopa County jury convicted Arias of murder in the death of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury later deadlocked at the sentencing phase of her trial.