Dartmouth man who made threats ordered held
A Dartmouth man who allegedly made threats to "shoot up" a Rhode Island law school that led to a police standoff was ordered held without bail Thursday pending a dangerousness hearing next week.
Kevin Pacheco, 36, was arraigned in New Bedford District Court on charges of extortion and making threats.
In court, prosecutors outlined a mentally ill man with a dangerous mind. They pointed to an email Pacheco sent to the Roger Williams Law School on Tuesday.
The subject line reads, "The time has come to solve our problem. You have an 8 hour deadline. Read immediately!"
Defense attorney Eva Vekos said the crux of the threat is based on Pacheco's anger that the law school kicked him out and that he simply wants to be reimbursed for his troubles.
But the prosecution pointed to a line he wrote in the body of the email stating, "Today you have received warning, tomorrow I will draw blood."
That threat of physical violence, the prosecution argued, was the reason to hold Pacheco without bail.
After the rambling email continues for 19 pages, the reader can infer that Pacheco is angry about how he is perceived in society and mostly about how he is perceived by women. He makes several statements regarding women and his thoughts about them.
"I don't know why women want sole possession of me," Pacheco wrote.
Pacheco went on to say that while women seek a relationship with him, he doesn't want one back.
The university alerted Dartmouth police about the email, and officers found Pacheco barricaded inside his family's home.
Pacheco remained holed up for eight hours until police cut power to the house and he surrendered peacefully.
Dartmouth police said they found two pistols and four rifles inside the Pacheco home. They also found a cache of ammunition.
Police also said they recovered books about becoming a serial killer and making methamphetamine.