A Winder man was recently arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts after accidentally calling his wife's cell phone and unknowingly leaving a voicemail message in which he was overheard threatening to kill his father-in-law.
Robert Keith Boyd II, 32, of 1487 Box Circle in Winder was arrested July 2, 2012, following a reported domestic dispute to which officers with the responded.
Boyd's wife told police she had moved at of the couple's home the day before after her husband had thrown nunchucks at her and had pawned her gun, her laptop computer and possibly a stereo. She had returned to the residence accompanied by her father to pick up some of her stuff after receiving several voicemails from her husband.
The woman said when she and her father arrived at the residence, her husband was at the entrance to the townhomes waiting for them. While at the mailbox, she said, her husband reportedly threatened to kill her father and his family.
The wife then handed the officer her iPhone and played a voicemail message left that evening. According to an incident report, it was obvious to the responding officer that Boyd did not realize he had called his wife's cell phone. On the recording, the husband was overheard saying "I'm going to kill him," three times and "I'm going to kill that [expletive deleted]." A neighbor was overheard telling Boyd he shouldn't say that before the message ends.
When an officer spoke with the husband, he stated his wife suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following a return from military duty in Iraq and is violent, while the wife denied suffering from any psychological problems.
When Boyd was placed under arrest, he asked the officer why he was being arrested and was told he had accidentally called his wife's cell phone and was clearly heard saying he wanted to kill his father-in-law.
"Mr. Boyd bowed his head, didn't deny it and said, "[Expletive deleted]," the incident report reads.
Boyd then asked to hear the recording, which the officer had on a digital recorder. After the officer played the recording, Boyd said, according to the incident report, "I just hung myself," before lying back in the patrol car and being transported to the .
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