Man accused of harassing Mercer County Sheriff’s Office

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WOWO): A 51-year-old man is accused of stalking and harassing the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeffery E. Rasawehr of Birmingham, Mich. has been charged with five counts of menacing by stalking, eight counts of telecommunications harassment and 13 counts of obstructing official business, according to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.

“Since January 2012, Mr. Rasawehr has continually barraged his family and extended family and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with threatening and condescending emails, blog posts, voicemails, phone calls, and texts,” Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said in a statement.

Police say the sheriff’s office and prosecutor’s office have tried to work with Rasawehr’s attorney. But, police say they were met with threats. Police provided a recording of Rasawehr threatening to sue the police department. WOWO isn’t transcribing or describing the audio because of its explicit language.

“While people have a first amendment right to free speech, the Ohio Revised Code prohibits menacing by stalking, telecommunications harassment, and obstructing official business,” stated Grey.

Rasawehr has filed complaints against to the sheriff’s office to the FBI, the Bureau of Adult Detention and Ohio Organized Crime, police say. Police say the departments concluded there was no wrong doing by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.

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