An Olympia man jailed on drug charges allegedly threatened to kill Pierce County Commissioner Meagan Foley after she set his bail at $150,000, going so far as to ask a friend to research her.
Prosecutors charged the 31-year-old man with intimidating a judge and felony harassment.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday and his bail was set at $500,000. Foley is considering a no-contact order against him, court records show.
The man appeared before Foley Sept. 3 after being charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
An investigation was started the next day after a jail transportation employee reported that the man made threats against a female judge. The threats included blowing up Foley’s truck, blowing "her face off" and sending her a teddy bear to prove he knows where she lives.
Detectives reviewed transcripts of phone calls the man made from Pierce County Jail. He allegedly asked a friend to research everything he could find on Foley.
In another call, he talked about wanting to kill Foley and that if he found her, he’s going to hurt her for messing "with my family, my job and everything I have."