BRF woman reportedly threatens to shoot governor’s wife, kids

2013-05-02T16:47:00Z BRF woman reportedly threatens to shoot governor’s wife, kidsby Matthew Perenchio | Executive Editor La Crosse Tribune

A Black River Falls woman has been charged after she reportedly threatened to shoot Gov. Scott Walker’s wife and children.

Authorities say 52-year-old Dana E. Sartor called Walker’s office on April 16 and left the threatening message, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Sartor admitted to Wisconsin Capitol Police Department detectives that she left the message but didn’t know why she did it and she had no reason for doing it, according to the complaint.

She said she actually recently had written the first-term Republican governor to tell him she thought he was doing a good job.

The 10-second voicemail message was left on Walker’s constituent services line where a female with slurred speech stated, “Gonna shoot your wife and kids,” according to the complaint.

Sartor told detectives she knew as soon as she left the message that she shouldn’t have done it. Detectives traced the telephone number to Sartor’s residence.

Sartor stated she did not drink alcohol or take any medications that day and she didn’t intend to harm Walker’s family, according to the complaint.

Sartor is charged with telephone harassment, a misdemeanor. She has an initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.

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