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Bartow Man Allegedly Threatened Cobb Judge

Paul Lavalle Nally, 67, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at his Rydal residence on a charge of terroristic threats.

Officials with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday arrested a Bartow County man who authorities said threatened a Cobb County Superior Court judge.

Paul Lavalle Nally, 67, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at his Rydal home on a charge of terroristic threats, Nancy Bodiford, the spokeswoman for the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement.

Last year, Nally unsuccessfully challenged Bartow County Chief Magistrate Judge Tom Moseley for the post. He's also brought complaints and lawsuits against the Bartow County Board of Eduction and its members.

According to Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren, the Cobb Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in early February 2013 after receiving a complaint alleging Nally sent an email to the Cartersville City Schools Board of Education, threatening Cobb County Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs.

Nally allegedly typed the following message:

It's beginning to look as if we're going to have to make use of the 2nd Amendment

I'm in the mood to use deadly force to protect my friend's property interest from illegal arrest

Adele ought to be stood to the wall at sunrise for what she did to Mark!

"Since the alleged threat originated from Bartow County, the Bartow County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney’s Office provided assistance during the investigation as well as with the arrest of Mr. Nally," Warren said in a statement. "This is yet another example of law enforcement agencies from different jurisdictions working together."

Nally was processed at the Bartow County jail, but released on the same day on a $5,000 bond, Bodiford said.

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