ST. LOUIS (CN) – A judge got an order of protection against a woman who “threatened to blow his head off” at an area Walgreens. David C. Mason, a 22nd Circuit Judge, said he took the threats seriously after Bobbie Brantley, 62, allegedly made the threats several times while he shopped at the Walgreens store where she worked.
Mason had made several rulings in a domestic case against Brantley. Mason told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he took the threats seriously because most judge killings stem from their rulings in domestic cases.
Brantley was arrested, the Post-Dispatch reported, and Circuit Judge Thomas Frawley issued a temporary restraining order warning the woman to stay away from Mason’s car, home and workplace. Pictures of Brantley have been posted at all of the entrances of the St. Louis City Courthouse. A Walgreens security guard reported to his supervisor and the store manager that Brantley said she planned to load her car with guns next week, described Mason’s car and blamed him for her husband’s death, court papers state.
Mason ruled against Brantley when her husband’s children fought for power of attorney over his affairs in 2004. The children accused Brantley of squandering their father George’s money. George Brantley suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia and Mason ordered Brantley to hand over all of his assets and money, court records state.