Formal charges approved against Dayton man accused of making threats toward juvenile judge
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Formal charges have been approved against a Dayton man accused of making threats toward a juvenile judge.
Authorities say Devin Wilson, 24, used an online alias of "Ball Meezy" to make threats on social media against Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi. Police were alerted to the threats and arrested Wilson.
He now faces a charge of Intimidation, a third-degree felony. The Montgomery County Grand Jury will review the charge at a later time, the prosecutor's office says.
Wilson was placed on probation in January for drug trafficking after he was convicted in an unrelated case. The prosecutor's office says it will be asking for Wilson's probation to be revoked and that he serve an 18-month prison term. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck calls the crime Wilson is accused of committing an assault on the entire criminal justice system, "We have to take these matters very seriously, whether someone is threatening a judge, a prosecutor, a police officer, or any other court officer."
Judge Capizzi oversaw the appearance of the 6 teens accused in the Huber Heights AT&T armed robbery in court.