Land O' Lakes man charged with threatening to kill Sheriff Nocco
Robert Steven Fernandez, 51, was arrested Friday and charged with threatening to kill Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco. PASCO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Published: June 18, 2013
Updated: June 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM
A Tampa man was arrested Friday in Land O' Lakes after making threats to kill Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco, according to the sheriff's office. On June 12 about 11:30 p.m., Robert Steven Fernandez, 51, was inside McDonald's, 2420 Land O' Lakes Blvd., when he was overheard saying he planned to kill Nocco, according to the arrest report. A witness told deputies of the threat and authorities caught up to Fernandez two days later during a traffic stop. When he was arrested, Fernandez, 915 W. Ohio Dr., had a "large amount of ammunition, handcuffs, and a nylon rope," the report said. Fernandez, who remains in the Land O' Lakes Jail, was charged with corruption by threats against a public servant.
He was also subsequently charged with driving with a suspended license and violation of a domestic violence injunction. Bond has been set at $51,505.