A Silver Springs man is behind bars after allegedly making harassing phone calls to the Chairman of the Marion County Republican Party.
Officers said 68-year-old George Dimitriyadis identified himself as a Chris Blair supporter.
He is accused of making threatening calls to Roy Abshier, advsing him to appoint Chris Blair as the new sheriff nominee or the Republican Executive Committee would be destroyed.
Abshier told police he received multiple calls from a number that was then traced to Dimitriyadis.
The first call was on October 5th, 2012.
The day after former GOP sheriff nominee Dan Kuhn dropped out of the race.
Kuhn is under investigation after allegations arose that he was involved in an extra-marital affair with Melissa Cook.
The principal of Hale Academy.
Kuhn defeated Blair back on August 14th in the primary election.
"Our citizens are good people and they understand the circumstances. Sometimes people get a little over zealous and maybe say things that they shouldn't say," said Ocala Police Department spokesperson Chas Maier.
Police said on Sunday Dimitriyadis left a voicemail stating, "If you people go behind closed doors, like a bunch of rats and do anything evil tomorrow, we will come after you."
He continued by saying that this wasn't a threat, but a promise.
Dimitriyadis is currently at the Marion County jail.
His bond set at $10,000.
The REC will hold a meeting at 6:30 on Wednesday to choose the new republican candidate for sheriff.
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