Man allegedly threatened retired congresswoman

LOS ANGELES - A 42-year-old South Los Angeles man was arrested Jan. 28 after a series of recent phone calls threatening to kill retired U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson.Sheron Nelson was arrested by detectives with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Major Crimes Bureau at the office of his state parole agent. A search of Nelson's residence revealed no weapons, but numerous stolen electronics were recovered, authorities said. "We recovered the phone used to make the calls to Congresswoman Watson," said Lt. Kent Wegener of the Sheriff's Department. "It belonged to the suspect. Also, during questioning, he implicated himself." Nelson was booked for making felony terrorist threats and for felony identity theft. Because he is on parole for an unrelated terrorist threats conviction, he is not eligible for bail.

********** Published: February 03, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 42