Man accused of threatening Detroit journalists put on house arrest

DETROIT (AP) - A man charged with sending threatening, anti-Semitic and sexually violent messages to Detroit journalists and an elected official has been placed on house arrest.

Prosecutors allege that 69-year-old Lawrence Steven Brayboy, of Ann Arbor, targeted workers at The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. The Detroit News reports that he was released on bond Monday. He's charged with stalking and making threatening communications.

His lawyer didn't immediately reply to an Associated Press email sent Tuesday seeking comment.

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Under the terms of his release, Brayboy must wear a GPS tether and is barred from using the internet or contacting media members. He may leave home for court hearings.

The FBI investigated Brayboy for a year after journalists received repeated emails and voicemails. He also repeatedly emailed an Ann Arbor official.