Florida woman tells deputy 'KKK would be seeing him to burn crosses on property,' report says

DELAND, Fla. — A woman faces multiple charges after she threatened a deputy with a "visit from the KKK" during an arrest, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Officials were dispatched out to the 1500 block of South Montgomery Street around 11:50 p.m. on February 7 in response to a disturbance.

Upon arrival, a deputy made contact with the driver of a vehicle that had its headlights on reversing into the property. The deputy immediately detected the odor of alcohol coming from the driver, 53-year-old Julie Edwards, according to an arrest report.


Edwards was handcuffed after she refused to provide a sample of her breath. The arrest report said that Edwards also dropped herself to the ground and refused to get back up despite commands. The deputy had to receive assistance from another deputy to get Edwards to stand back on her feet.

As the deputy attempted to file paperwork, Edwards told him that the "Ku Klux Klan would be seeing him and burning crosses on his property." She also used a racial slur to the African-American deputy in regards to slavery, the arrest report said.

Edwards faces preliminary charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, prior refusal to submit to testing, threat against an officer and resisting an officer without violence.

Arrest reports show Edwards had a prior refusal to submit to testing and resisting an officer without arrest.

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