'Be Afraid': Teen Drove to Florida to Kill Detective in Revenge, Police Say

A Virginia teenager recently drove to Florida to kill a detective that he previously threatened in a voicemail, saying "be afraid."

According to the Orlando Police Department, a 16-year-old was recently arrested regarding an incident that began in March.

During a press conference on Thursday, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón explained that in March, officers with the Orlando Police Department were alerted that the 16-year-old was messaging a 13-year-old female online. Rolón said that at one point, officers became aware that the 16-year-old "was dealing with child pornography-type concerns."

Rolón said that officers notified the parents of the 16-year-old about the initial incident and said that "things were handled."

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A detective with the Orlando Police Department was recently threatened by a 16-year-old from Virginia, who left a voicemail saying he planned to kill the detective. Above, Orlando police officers outside the Pulse nightclub after a mass shooting on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Gerardo Mora/Getty

However, the 16-year-old appeared to become upset with the situation and called the Orlando Police Department. During the press conference, Rolón played a recording of the call, where the 16-year-old, identified as Charlie Hall, could be heard saying "I'm going to come down and kill all of you. Be afraid."

According to Rolón, the 16-year-old then called the Orlando Police Department again this past week and left a message for the detective that was working the original case he was involved in with the 13-year-old female.

A recording of the voicemail Hall left was played where he can be heard saying "God has commanded me to kill you. I will end your life. Could be within a week. Could be several years. I will end your life."

Shortly after the voicemail, officers with the Orlando Police Department reached out to police in Newport, Virginia, and learned that the 16-year-old stole his parents' car and took out some money from the bank.

"He was suspected to be traveling to Orlando with the intent to find the 13-year-old and also find our detective and cause harm," Rolón said.

Several law enforcement agencies such as the U.S. Marshals Service and the Florida Highway Patrol assisted with the investigation.

During the press conference, Florida Highway Patrol Major Chris Blackmon explained that after receiving information on the possible whereabouts of the 16-year-old, they set up on Interstate 95.

"The suspect was traveling down 295 in Jacksonville. As he approached the 95 interchange, 95 Southbound, one of our troopers observed the vehicle. He called it in, fell in behind the vehicle," Blackmon said. "We had a vehicle pursuit that lasted about 10 minutes."

The dash-cam footage of the Florida Highway Patrol officer was also played during the press conference and showed the officer using a "pit maneuver" to force the suspect to lose control of his vehicle, which eventually hit a guard rail.

The teen was arrested shortly after and, according to WESH in Florida, the Orlando Police Department is hoping to charge him with attempted murder.

Newsweek reached out to the Orlando Police Department for further comment.