BRYAN, Texas (Covering Katy News) – Jason Eric Bewley, 47, will go before a federal judge in Houston on Friday. According to court documents, he is accused of threatening to burn down TV station KBTX, rape a staff member and attack the station’s general manager. KTBX is the local CW affiliate in the Bryan-College Station market.
Bewley has a history of harassing the station and its general manager Mike Wright. Bewley would sometimes make hundreds of harassing phone calls per day to the station and send harassing emails according to KTBX News. The harassment has been ongoing for a decade according to the TV station’s news team.
There has been a warrant out for his arrest since his inditement in April. Bewley was caught on June 22 in North Carolina and will be returned to Texas to face two charges of transmitting threats through interstate communications.
Court documents say Bewley sent an email to Wright that read “It’s too bad you’re a dead man walking,” and “I will split your skull open Mike Wright KBTX.”
Bewley was also arrested in 2008 for threatening KBTX employees and throwing a cinder block through the station’s back door which smashed the windshield of its live van.