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Report: Gwinnett Teen Threatened District Attorney to Drop Case or Else

One of the emails demanded $1 million and threatened to kidnap Danny Porter and hold him for ransom.

Markel Collins. Gwinnett jail mug shot
Markel Collins. Gwinnett jail mug shot

A Gwinnett County teenager is being held without bond on charges he threatened the district attorney and others with letters and emails to get a court case dropped.

According to county jail records, Markel Collins has been charged with four counts of terroristic threats/acts, two counts of intimidation of a juror and a single count of contempt of court.

The Gwinnett Daily Post reported Collins' correspondence included demands for money and made threats against District Attorney Danny Porter and two other people, including his own lawyer.

In the correspondence, Collins allegedly demanded a court case against him be dropped. He was reportedly arrested for threatening to shoot a classmate at Meadowcreek High School last year, but no weapon was found. He was in jail for almost four months, the Post reported.

One of the emails demanded $1 million and threatened to kidnap Porter and hold him for ransom.

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ATLgoofball June 04, 2014 at 02:48 PM
You better let me go on these charges I threatened to kill somebody or else... - Markel Collins
Cogito Ergo Sum June 09, 2014 at 03:28 AM
This boy is dangerous, but he also seems to be some sort of mental defective. Nobody is that stupid.
John Smith June 09, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Just another great example that acting out 'thug culture' from music gets you nowhere in the real world but prison time.

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