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VCSO DETECTIVES ARREST ORANGE CITY POLICE OFFICER IN FELONY THREAT CASE OUT OF GEORGIA
Volusia County sheriff’s detectives today arrested an Orange City police officer on a felony warrant charging him with threatening and attempting to extort a Georgia woman and her family in a series of text messages.
Joshua David Fancher, 25, of DeLand, was arrested this afternoon at the Orange City Police Department on a Georgia warrant charging him with making terroristic threats. The Lowndes County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case. The victim reported receiving numerous threatening messages from an unknown person attempting to extort her for nude photographs. The messages, which started via Instagram, included threats to kill the victim and kill and/or rape her family members if she didn’t provide the photos.
Upon being confronted with the charges Tuesday, Fancher resigned his position with the Orange City Police Department. VCSO detectives executed a search warrant at Fancher’s residence at a DeLand apartment complex to assist in the Lowndes County SO investigation. Fancher was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was to be held without bond on the Georgia warrant.
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