Frank James Duddleston arrested, accused of threatening Vail police, dispatchers

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 20:24:48-04

A man accused of threatening Vail police officers and dispatch staff has been arrested.

Frank James Duddleston, 41, is accused of calling 911 and the non-emergency line five times between June 7 and June 10, according to the town of Vail.

"In those calls, Duddleston allegedly stated that he was 'going to kill every one of you' and that he would 'hunt the dispatchers down,'" the town of Vail said on its website. "During another incident, Duddleston made a purchase at a Vail coffee shop on Thursday, June 16, then called about 45 minutes later threating to kill the staff for allegedly poisoning his coffee."

Duddleston was arrested at a campground near Red Cliff by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Duddleston was arrested on suspicion of stalking, menacing, obstructing governmental operations, harassment by phone, and inciting destruction of life or property. 


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