ENID, Okla. - An Enid man faces felony charges of blackmail and violation of Oklahoma statute via computer for threatening to send nude pictures of a woman to her employer.
Brad Thomas, 47, is scheduled for a bond appearance next month before Special District Judge Brian Lovell.
According to an affidavit filed this month, a woman reported to Enid Police Department that Thomas was harassing her by text, email, and social media. The woman told police she had to delete nude photographs of herself allegedly posted by Thomas on Facebook.
“He pretty said that if she wanted the pictures back, that she would have to pay for them and then he would ask for different things to get the pictures back for,” said Detective Sergeant Nick John with the Enid Police Department.
According to police, Thomas also texted the woman threatening to send nude pictures of her to boss.
"I bet he [boss] would think you're a model employee that needs a raise!!" a text read.
Police instructed the woman to conduct several calls with Thomas in their presence and arrange for Thomas to come to the her apartment.
“While the Officers were there, he asked her to go on to FaceTime and show that nobody else was in the house so the officers stayed out of view and they asked her to ask him to come to the house to meet. At that time, officers were set up in different areas in the parking lot and he was placed into arrest at that time,” Det. Sgt. John explained.
A bond appearance for Thomas is scheduled for September 24.