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Cleveland man jailed for threatening Akron judge

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AKRON -- A Cleveland man is in Summit County Jail for making 49 calls and threatening to kill Akron Municipal Court Judge Katarina Cook.

Rayshiaun Mann, 35, of East 79th Street in Cleveland, was charged Tuesday with intimidation, retaliation and telephone harassment, all felonies.

According to police, Mann made 49 phone calls to Cook's courtroom and chambers, threatening to kill her. Police say Mann had appeared before Cook May 24 and was unhappy being sentenced to probation.

Cook sentenced Mann to six months' probation for making threatening phone calls to an ex-girlfriend in Akron.

In that case, police say he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing. In those calls to his ex, police say he threatened to kill the 32-year-old woman and burn her home.

In one call to Cook, Mann said he would "chop their heads off."

A visiting judge will handle Mann's current case.

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