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Man accused of threatening Las Vegas officers on Facebook

A man accused of threatening two Las Vegas Metro officers on Facebook was ordered held on $500,000 bail Wednesday.

DeAndre Allen, whom prosecutors said was affiliated with several gangs, was indicted on two counts of aggravated stalking, two counts of stalking with the use of a computer, one count of intimidating a public officer, and two counts of publishing matter inciting breach of peace.

According to a police report, the officers were “extremely intimidated and fearful for their safety after reading Allen’s posts.”

In a late June Facebook post, the 27-year-old Allen referenced the November 2009 fatal shooting of Metro officer Trevor Nettleton, who was gunned down at his home by members of the Wood gang, according to a police report.

He named Detective Lawrence Rinetti and another officer, writing “I hope yall get smoked like da homies did yo boy trevor…lmjao,” according to the report.

In a profanity-laced post less than a month later, he referenced the slayings of veteran officers Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31, who were killed on duty while eating lunch at a CiCi’s Pizza.

As recently as Aug. 14, Allen posted a video of Metro officers arresting a man, who appeared to struggle with police.

“I swear somebody need to walk in a police station nd (sic) start poppin (expletive)… F.T.P (explative),” wrote Allen, who according to his profile attended Mojave High School and studied at Hustla University.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker.

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