LaBelle man arrested on charges of written threats to kill or do bodily injury

LABELLE — The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office released a news story stating that on Thursday, May 2, at approximately 10:30 p.m., 28-year-old Juan Jesus Madrid was arrested on charges of written threats to kill or do bodily injury.

Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden found the post on Facebook and instantly took action. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Communication and Road Patrol along with investigators immediately began a search through records and were able to identify the poster along with an address – and him!

Juan Madrid

While attempting to locate Madrid they came up on him leaving a residence on Avalon Avenue. Deputies noted that the tag on the back of the vehicle being driven was expired and stopped him. After verifying that Madrid was in fact the driver he was detained until Investigators arrived on scene.

He was questioned and later booked into the Hendry County Jail on charges of written threats to kill or do bodily injury and is out on $25,000 bond.

The public was not notified because of expeditious manner in which it was handled.

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