Tejeda charged for threats against Point officers
By Gazette staff
STEVENS POINT – A man accused of making threats against Stevens Point police officers was in court on Aug. 7. A $300,000 cash bond has been set for David Tejeda, 29, the man accused of making threats toward police officers.
Stevens Point Police Sergeant Brian Brooks said the investigation started Aug. 3 when someone close to Tejeda called the department about the threats he sent, saying he was going to kill some police officers at the Kwik Trip in Stevens Point.
According to the threats, Tejeda said, “I have a bulletproof vest and an AK-47 locked and loaded. I’m going to call them and prepare them for a gunfight.”
Brooks is glad police foiled what could’ve turned into a volatile situation.
Tejeda was arrested during a high-risk traffic stop on Aug. 3. Police later found a gun, ammunition, and a bulletproof vest at his home. Tejeda is due back in court Aug. 26. He faces several felony charges, including possession of body armor, making terrorist threats, and possession of a firearm as a felon.