GILFORD — A former Liscomb Circle man is charged with two count of criminal threatening after allegedly calling his mother and threatening to burn down her home.
Derek Emans, 37, allegedly told her he didn't care who was in it. Police said he left a messages on her voice mail.
According to police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, the two apparently had an argument over money.
Police said they listened to the message and recognized Emans' voice because they have had prior encounters with him.
When officers called him back, they described him as "loud and animated" as he explained the differences between himself and his mother.
He allegedly admitted to police that he made the call and said what he said, but also told police he regretted it. He acknowledged he has anger problems.
Emans was in Campton when he made the phone call and Gilford Prosecutor Sgt. Eric Bredbury said he turned himself into the Campton Police.
Bredbury asked for $1,000 cash bail because Emans has previous convictions for armed robbery, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal threatening, and bail jumping.
Emans Public Defender Sheldon "Steve" Mirkin said bail should be personal recognizance because Emans can live with his father in Campton. He noted that Emans never made any action toward committing any arson.
He also said Emans had a job that he will lose if he is incarcerated.
Judge Jim Carroll ordered Emans be held on $250 cash and $5,000 personal recognizance bail. If he posts it, he is not allowed to contact his mother and must not go to Gilford.
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