Darryl Jackson Arrested for Emailing Threats to Vital Voice: "I Will Exterminate All You Faggots"

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Darryl Jackson, 40.
Vital Voice gets its share of hate mail. As St. Louis' premiere LGBT magazine, plenty of homophobic emails find their way into the Vital Voice inboxes.

But the message that came in from a St. Louis Community College account was different, says associate publisher Jimmy Lesch.

"This was more specific than the usual 'God hates fags' rhetoric," Lesch tells Daily RFT.

The message, sent from a St. Louis Community College email account, read: " "I WILL EXTERMINATE!....YOUR LEADER AND ALL OF YOU FAGGOTS AND WEASELS..."

Fearing for the magazine staff's safety, Lesch alerted the community college, which roped in the police. Late last month, officer Jerod Breit was investigating at the Forest Park campus when he saw a man preparing to send another threatening email to the magazine.

See also: Former Police Officer Jeffrey Leveque Charged with Harassing Couple over Gay Pride Flag

Police arrested Darryl Jackson, 40, of the 1700 block of Market Place, on charges of felony harassment motivated by discrimination. In court documents, Breit says Jackson was preparing to send an email that closely resembled other emails he'd sent saying he would "exterminate" people at Vital Voice, whom he described as faggots, weasels and "inferior vermits."

After his arrest, a judge has ordered Jackson to undergo a mental-health evaluation.
Apparently, the Vital Voice isn't the only target of Jackson's scorn. Police say he's been sending similar emails to other individuals and organizations.

"When the authorities informed us this person had been harassing other organizations, it was a great feeling to know that we could assist in putting a stop to the harassment," Lesch says.

Jackson was jailed on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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23 comments
MS.K
MS.K

This man is a former student of mine at a local STL College and it has always been very clear that something was not right. He is military veteran. I wish they would have included this in the article. A lot of veterans come back like this, crazy and delusional!

Jodi Fox
Jodi Fox

Not the ugly stick, they dropped the whole tree on him.

Bob Stclair
Bob Stclair

Dude ! I sure don't like homosexual either ! But the funny part ! Doesn't that guy look .....cock eye'd . Ha

Keith Giesler
Keith Giesler

He should probably file a lawsuit, because the police clearly beat him with an ugly stick for quite some time.

Karen Hall
Karen Hall

Yeah they caught the village idiot.

Scott Gresham
Scott Gresham

I dunno, I'm kind of impressed he could type a word as long as "exterminate." Must be a Doctor Who fan.

Kita Anthony
Kita Anthony

Krista Bolden Terri Shedatruth Thurman Scott Emerson Lakisha Imdareal MsBoyd This was at work.

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

He doesn't look like the sort of guy who... Oh, wait, nevermind.

Graham Collins
Graham Collins

Don't you love how he uses the Def Comedy Jam white guy voice when he's begging for change?

Jimmy Eden
Jimmy Eden

He's CUUUUUTE! I remember him, "I don't mean no harm, you have any change? I'm hungry." Yeah, for a big fat crack rock.

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