Fort Payne man arrested on several charges following threatening communications

Fort Payne man arrested on several charges following threatening communications

PHOTO: Andrew Michael Hussey, 43 of Fort Payne was arrested on several charges stemming from threatening electronic communications sent to several victims in the Fort Payne area. (Fort Payne Police Department)

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the Fort Payne Police Department, a local man has been arrested for sending threatening communications from fake accounts to several individuals in and around the Fort Payne area.

According to the release: Chief Detective David Davis Stated: On 08/10/2017 Andrew Michael Hussey, Age 43 of Fort Payne, AL, was arrested on a warrant for Stalking 1st degree.

Andrew Hussey was also charged on 08/11/2017 with two more Stalking 1st charges, Filing a False Police Report, and Harassing Communications.  

The investigation began May 2016 with threatening emails, Facebook messaging and text messaging being sent out by using multiple fictitious accounts to attempt to conceal his identity.  Several victims in and around the Fort Payne area were targets of the threating messages.  After a lengthy investigation including witness testimony, search warrants, and subpoenas enough evidence was gathered to issue a warrant for the arrest of Andrew Hussey.  

Investigations of this nature are always difficult but successful when the community and the police department become involved. This was a joint effort of the DeKalb County Department of Human Resources, ALEA, The Alabama Fusion Center, The DeKalb County Drug Task Force, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, the Talladega County Sheriff Office and all The Fort Payne Investigative Staff.

Andrew Michael Hussey is currently in jail at the Dekalb County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $50,000 cash at this time on the charges. The matter is still under investigation with more charges possibly pending.