Mount Clemens man charged after leaving judge 2-minute-long threatening voicemail, officials say

Suspect referred to community mental health for an assessment

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MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – A Mount Clemens man is facing charges after police said he left a threatening voicemail for a circuit court judge, officials said.

Robert Scruggs, 44, was arraigned via Zoom on Wednesday. He has been charged with one count of misdemeanor malicious use of a telecommunications device.

Scruggs is accused of calling Judge Richard Caretti in August and leaving a two-minute voicemail that included death threats.

Scruggs was given a $10,000 personal bond, referred to community mental health for an assessment and placed on house arrested and ordered to wear a tether.

If convicted, he could face up to six months in jail. He is expected in court again on Dec. 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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