ATLANTA (CBS46) — A woman from Louisville, Kentucky, has been arrested for threatening Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero.

Amero dismissed a lawsuit alleging election fraud in Fulton County last week. Since then, he has received a "plethora" of calls in opposition to his ruling.

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One of those calls was reportedly made by 42-year-old Kentucky resident Erin Northrup at 11:50 p.m. Oct. 13. During the call, the woman reportedly left a voicemail during which she allegedly threated Amero and his family.

Henry County Sheriff Scandrett says that the threats crossed the line and a warrant was issued on Oct. 15 under Terroristic Threats and Acts Subsection E which outlines threats against a judicial officer.

After confirming Northup’s identity, HCSO contacted the Louisville Police Department who subsequently arrested Northup at her residence on Oct. 15. She is currently awaiting extradition.

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