Skowhegan business owner reopens doors after fears for safety following threatening messages

SKOWHEGAN — A Penobscot County man has been cited by police following threatening messages sent this week related to a local business owner speaking out about her Pride flag being vandalized.

Police issued a cease-harassment notice to Robert Gray, 62, of Garland, in connection with the threatening voicemail Jessica Stetson, Old Soul Collective owner, recieved on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Stetson reopened her doors on Thursday after closing the day before, fearing for her safety after receiving the voicemail on her personal cellphone.  The Morning Sentinel reporter who wrote about the story also received derogatory and threatening emails, in which the person made bigoted statements and suggested minority groups and those who support them “should all be shot.”

Stetson and the reporter filed separate complaints Wednesday with the Skowhegan Police Department, which led to the notices being issued to Gray.

Stetson said she was shocked when she received…

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