Man accused of making threats against La Marque mayor

April 28, 2010 5:03:32 AM PDT
A 43-year-old man is in jail after being accused of making a false emergency report and a terroristic threat against La Marque Mayor Geraldine Sam, according to the Galveston County Daily News. La Marque police received help from the FBI and the Texas Rangers to arrest the suspect. Police say he called 911 last Friday morning and made threatening comments about Mayor Sam, who is the city's first African-American mayor.

Authorities tracked Peralez down through his pay-as-you-go mobile phone.