Text messages can be a great way to easily connect with friends. Most cell phone users carry the devices with them everywhere they go. But what happens when a friendship turns sour?
Daniel Joseph Belloma, 42, of 643 Elmira St., is being charged with intimidating a witness, stalking, terroristic threat, and harassment after allegedly sending multiple threatening text messages to a local mother from March 7 to March 23.
South Williamsport police responded to a call from Bobbi Jo Wrede, who reported that Belloma had been threatening her by cell phone.
While responding to the call, police witnessed several more text messages come in from Belloma's phone. Police photographed the messages as they arrived.
One message read: "Sorry you won't get me this time but I will get to u. U ever heard of arian brother hood. They hate snitches and said they would take care of my problem. Good Luck," according to court records.
At one point, Belloma allegedly told the victim he was outside her home, watching her and her children through the window.
After Wrede told Belloma that the police were involved, he allegedly responded that the police would be unable to stop him if he decided he wanted to really hurt her.
"I'll take care of it before they get there ... no body no evidence," one text message read.
According to the affidavit, Belloma repeatedly called Wrede during her shift at work. Frustrated, her co-worker, Eric Steinbacher, took the phone and spoke to Belloma.
Steinbacher told Belloma he needed to leave Wrede alone. Belloma allegedly threatened he would kill Wrede and her daughters.
Belloma allegedly continued to threaten Wrede until March 23, when he was captured in California on a probation warrant.
He is awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania, according to the affidavit.