A 28-year-old man was formally charged in Magistrates’ Court this morning with making death threats and demands for money to Bermuda’s Premier.

The Crown alleges that Jared Gordon sent Premier David Burt messages between October 2, 2017 and March 28 this year.

He was further charged with two counts of sending threatening messages to Premier Burt.

The court heard that on October 13, Mr Gordon sent Mr Burt a message saying: “Ignoring me asking for a budget is driving me to a point of wanting to tell you this to your face … I would really put a hole in your head.”

And on March 28, he is accused of sending a message to the Premier that said in part: “Pulling you out of your house and chopping your head off with a hacksaw.”

The defendant was not required to enter a plea to the indictable offences.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo released Gordon on $5,000 bail with one like surety with conditions that he avoid contact with the Premier and report to the Hamilton Police Station.

The case was set down for the monthly arraignment session on June 1.