Fugitive wanted by FBI arrested in Galveston

Dalton Lee Mackenzee, 47, a fugitive wanted by the FBI for threatening a South Carolina Senator was arrested in Galveston.

May 7, 2010 4:07:26 PM PDT
A fugitive who threatened to bomb the home of a South Carolina Senator was arrested in Galveston, authorities say. On Thursday, the Galveston Vice & Narcotics Division received information from the FBI Task Force that Dalton Lee Mackenzee, 47, a wanted subject, was living in Galveston.

An officer with the Galveston Police Department advised that she had recently made a call for service at the target's address, and verified that Mackenzee was home in the 2300 block of 67th Street. Mackenzee was listed as armed and dangerous.

At the residence, officers were greeted by an elderly man who told them Mackenzee was downstairs in the car shop. Officers located him and he was arrested without incident. Mackenzee was then transported to the County Jail for processing and the FBI was notified.

Mackenzee apparently blew into Galveston after Hurricane Ike looking for work and he had a couple of encounters over the last few months with Galveston police. One for public intoxication, the other more serious.

"He had been terminated from his employment from the Parks Board, the City of Galveston. After that termination, he began to threaten telephonically his boss," said Captain Jeff Heyse of the Galveston Police Department. "His boss reported that, we took an offense report and filed a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for that in August 2009."

He was sentenced to six months probation.

The property owner said he helped Mackenzee out, but said the South Carolina transplant had issues. The FBI hasn't yet released details on the South Carolina charges against Mackenzee, including clarifying whether that senator who was allegedly threatened was a U.S. senator or a member of the state legislature. However, the threatening phone call did reportedly originate from Galveston.

Mackenzee is charged with aggravated telephonic threats and he now has a temporary home at the Galveston Jail until he is transferred to a federal facility. He is being held without bond.


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