Man arrested for threatening life of deputy, family

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) -- A West Ashley man was arrested after he told a Charleston County deputy that he was a member of the Mexican Mafia and would beat the deputy and kill his family.

According to an incident report, 27-year-old John Moses Cabrera was arrested at the West Ashley Walmart on Wednesday after deputies learned he had been spotted there. Cabrera who was being sought by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding warrant for threatening the life of a public official.

Deputies say the charges stem from a June 5 altercation with a Charleston County deputy. Cabrera claimed to be a member of the Mexican Mafia and made several threats after being taken into custody by deputies, including a threat to beat the arresting officer's "cracker ass."

"I hope you love your family because you are all history. I am Mexican Mafia and we will find you," Cabrera reportedly told officers.

Cabrera is being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

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