Jodi Arias Fan Was "on His Way" to Kill Nancy Grace, MCSO Says

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the New York man accused of stalking and threatening a pair of TV anchors admitted that he was "on his way" to kill Nancy Grace.

However, court documents obtained by New Times reveal MCSO detectives went to New York to interview David Lee Simpson -- who admits he's in love with Jodi Arias -- on June 25, and told him criminal charges against him would be coming. Simpson then allegedly told co-workers on July 16 that he was leaving to kill Grace. He said the same thing on July 17 and was arrested that day by a local detective.

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-Jodi Arias Fan Accused of Threatening TV Anchors, Said He'd Gut One "Like a Deer"

It's difficult to tell how serious those threats were, but it's also hard to tell how the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office gets involved with a New York man threatening to kill Nancy Grace in Atlanta.

According to a lengthy probable-cause statement submitted by an MCSO detective, a reporter for ABC 15 forwarded an e-mail to an MCSO sergeant about a woman being threatened by someone through Twitter.

The woman lives here, but of the few dozen threatening tweets included in the probable-cause statement, none of them appear to threaten the local woman.

Simpson, using one of his several Twitter handles, "daveandjodilove," called himself "Cobra," and said he was the one who killed Travis Alexander and added that Sheriff Arpaio is a "coward."

The woman did tell detectives that she was afraid of Simpson, and had trouble sleeping because of things he said on Twitter.

Simpson was then interviewed in New York, and he apologized for what he said on Twitter. However, after detectives left, he went back on Twitter and started sending creepy tweets at Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell again.

A New York detective arrested Simpson several weeks later, after Simpson apparently told co-workers he was going to Atlanta to kill Grace.

MCSO detectives made a second trip to New York to interview Simpson, who said he was in love with both Arias and Grace, and "did not know which one he wanted," according to the probable-cause statement.

Investigators did find several guns, shotgun ammo (but no shotgun), handcuffs, zip-ties, binoculars, a knife, and a police radio in Simpson's car.

Simpson was then brought back to Arizona on a grand jury warrant, and, according to MCSO, admitted "that he was on his way to Georgia to kill Nancy Grace by 'putting a knife' between her legs and slicing her to death." Given the delusional thinking he demonstrated on Twitter, it's hard to know if anything he says is believable.

An MCSO press release adds that Simpson "admitted to placing several pipe bombs in a rural area in Northern Pennsylvania."

Simpson faces charges of stalking and computer tampering here.

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Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

jodi arias should be set free! another brown soldier suffering at the hands of gringo "justice". i bet if she was white she would be free!

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Am I the only 1 who noticed that when MCSO is involved NT opts to report with some fake ass attempt at integrity by using the word "allegedly" yet when NT reports "alligations" about many others they have targeted they report them as fact? Very interesting!

teknik
teknik

How come when I got thrown in a watermelon box and threatened to have both of my legs broken for demanding my paycheck which  my employer "lost" after I quit the job.

The police refused to make a report when I went to file assault charges!


Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

A Hell of a lot of vacations for MCSO "investigators' are being paid for by taxpayers

I wonder if the 'investigators' kept their Broadway show stubs like the old concert days...... Get any good 'I Luv NY' t-shirts guys?? Mugs??

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

So.....since when did Bozo Joe Arpaio become the Sheriff of the United States ?

Why are we, the Arizona tax payers footing the bill for this, so Bozo Joe can get more media time ?

What a f-ing joke...par for the course with Bozo Joe.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

An MCSO release adds that Simpson "admitted to placing several pipe bombs in a rural area in Northern Pennsylvania". How could the word BOMB B left out? It seens that the OLD FART has an obssesion with bombs. I wouldn't B surprised if that could B his "DARK SIDE" : playing with explosive devices, therefore all the alleged 'DEATH THREATS' involving bombs.

If he would put all that effort, -like sending detectives all the way 2 NY-, on Maricopa County, I wonder how many felony warrants could B executed..... perhaps those felons R too dangerous 4 D detectives, or perhaps D detectives R worried about braking a nail or disturbe their make up trying to caught those mean felons. Also , I  guess that the OLD FART feels threatened by those "Thermonuclear pipe bombs" placed on that rural area in Northern Pennsylvania. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE FROM SHURF JOKE.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I don't get it. How is this an Arizona case? The accused was in New York when the threats were being made. This would seem to me to be automatically a federal case, since the threats against Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell and Joe crossed state lines. Can anyone guess how Arizona got jurisdiction?

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

Why can't this pathetic excuse of a person exert that much time energy and resourcefulness .............In Maricopa County ? Wonder how many rapists pedophiles and child molesters escaped his grasp HERE while he's out chasing leprechauns and chupacabras out of state?

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Wouldn't normal police procedure be, when no crime has actually taken place in this jurisdiction, to notify the jurisdiction in which the suspect resides and from which the suspect is alleged to be physically making the threats and intimidation and letting them handle it?  Wouldn't a "normal" agency simply forward the infro about Simpson to Bath PD and let them handle it - especially since they'd already arrested him once?  YPS - care to opine?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

LMAO they can do this, but not capture 400 + sex offenders in AZ?? nice priorities joe

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Pathetic all the way around. Joe is quickly becoming Americas Most Embarrassing Sheriff. He has held that title in Arizona for years.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Flyer9753 Hawaii, NY, and I can only wonder what's next for the "World's Media Whore Sheriff"!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753  maybe we can get them some "I'm with stupid" shirts with Arpaio's face on them????

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745  i agree with you that it is a Joe ploy for attention, but i think it got some Az jurisdiction because he threatened a Az resident (not sure, just guessing). if i am right however..................thats all the opening that the flaccid failure needed to get his bulbous nose in the news again. and we all know it isnt about law enforcement to Joe unless that law enforcement is accompanied by some serious camera time

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public MSCO's next trip is planned for the moon, to arrest the Man in the Moon for peeping into Maricopa County windows at night.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows the Bahama's are supposed to be lovely this time of year.....................i sense a threat from the Bahama's coming soon

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @Flyer9753  

ROFL!!! OMG You just gave me a hell of an idea for a t-shirt give away here in Maricopa county... 

Seeing those would be such a fuck you to Arpaio

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@ yourproductsucks.   Thanks.  That was my impression.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows true, true. but that wasnt as nice as the Hawaii trip (that was for the extra special troops)

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @WhoKnows Well, he did sponsor (with taxpayer money) an extended vacation in Honduras for a bunch of MCSO folks already.....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

that should have read "i wont get involved in any of the arguments BETWEEN people i follow"

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows I've had a few conversations with YPS that were very pleasant. YPS has some views that vary greatly from mine, but some that are very similar. i wont get involved in any of the arguments against any of the people i follow. i've seen many against YPS, you, Flyer and a few others. i just walk away from those arguments but still enjoy reading all of your comments. I talk to Flyer regularly (off this site) and wouldnt mind hearing from you, YPS and a few other people, and thats why i dont get involved in the arguments. i wont take sides because i would like to stay on good terms with all of the people i follow

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @danzigsdaddy It seems he is passive aggressive in his Joke defense.  He doesn't quite defend him outright, but just attacks posters putting Joke down.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @Flyer9753  

Personally I think YPS has you well fooled

He/She/It is an Arpaio fan or not an Arpaio fan as the wind blows and in the end, kisses Arpaio's large ass as much as JAFfy, just in a slightly different manner

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753 actually, YPS isnt a Arpaio fan, so YPS might enjoy the idea. you should get special ones made for Henderschott, Fox and Black..................."I was with stupid" and Joes face

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@66rock@danzigsdaddy 

" I have to disagree.  Love the TShirt idea but absolutely no need to involve Joe so that he can do more bragging or take any credit for anything.  The entire idea is to embarrass Joe, let him suffer for a change. IMO"

Exactly! This is a FUCK YOU to Joe and that is all, although I might do a 'proceeds go to a charity' thing, some charity that supports something he is against (that will be an easy pick).

I have long had an idea to do something like this, but even cheap t-shirts with anything on them are not free or even close to cheap... however... I just got an idea on how to fund a large purchase of t-shirts like this that could be almost given away, if not actually given away, all over the valley, thus helping ensure they are worn and seen...

I'll keep everyone posted, as if I can do this, people here on NT will be the first to get access to them.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy   I have to disagree.  Love the TShirt idea but absolutely no need to involve Joe so that he can do more bragging or take any credit for anything.  The entire idea is to embarrass Joe, let him suffer for a change. IMO

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

as much as i hate the guy.....................he would do stuff for charity (especially if that charity said they had a photographer)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @danzigsdaddy between the people on this site alone........................you would raise insane amounts of donations, especially if Joe allowed it and even took a photo of him with those officers. it would be a win-win-win situation. Joe would be in the news so hed be happy, we would enjoy the joke, and charity would benefit. charity would be the only way i would allow something saying i was with him on me (even if it refered to him as "stupid") I would donate to see that and probably double it if he allowed it and took that photo with them

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy  

maybe, but I would never trust them to actually wear them or to trust that Arpaio actually would not retaliate against them.

I was actually thinking something different, offered to the masses for general wear...


danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753 if you did something like that, you should seriously consider setting up a fund for charity and have some MCSO people wear those shirts for charitable contributions (if they wouldnt get fired) if it went to charity, maybe some would wear them and maybe even Arpaio wouldnt get to huffy and allow it for charity? it would get him in the news which would elate him and also benefit charity which is always a good cause (even Arpaio has done charity work) and you never really know..............some of the cops might actually enjoy the joke. (just a suggestion)

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