Man held in fitness center incidents accused of making death threats – The Star Press

MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man arrested twice after he allegedly threatened patrons at local fitness centers now stands accused of again threatening to kill one of his accusers.
Brandon J. Peterson, 29, is charged in Delaware Circuit Court 5 with intimidation and attempted obstruction of justice, both Level 6 felonies carrying up to 30 months in prison.
According to an affidavit, Peterson was in the Delaware County jail on June 29 when he said during a phone conversation he intended to “kill two birds with one stone, to get this —–, figure out where she lives (and) kill her in her own home.”
In another call that day, Peterson allegedly said he intended to find out “where this dumb —– lives, and (stalk) her at her home because I have nothing to lose.”
Jami Brown, an investigator with the Muncie Police Department, reviewed the phone conversations, which are recorded at the jail.
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In a later interview, Peterson reportedly told police that the woman he was referring to during the June 29 conversations was the person “who he had been jailed for,” according to the affidavit.
The Muncie man had been held in the jail since June 8, after he was accused of accosting a woman at Anytime Fitness, 3600 S. Chandler St., making sexually derogatory comments about her workout attire.
After being informed he was no longer welcome at the fitness center, police said, Peterson returned to the southside facility, “yelling obscenities and kicking the door,” and vowing to kill the same woman.
In that Circuit Court 5 case, Peterson is set to stand trial Dec. 8 on charges of intimidation and disorderly conduct.
On Sept. 22, Peterson is scheduled to stand trial, also in Circuit Court 5, on four charges filed against him last August — two counts of intimidation, battery resulting in bodily injury and disorderly conduct.
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Those counts stem from an April 2021 incident at Planet Fitness, 1301 E. McGalliard Road, where other patrons intervened after the Muncie man began “harassing a female in the gym about what she was wearing and was getting verbally aggressive with her.”
Brown reported Peterson was the target of no-trespassing orders from other local businesses over allegations he had referred to people by racial slurs and confronting women about their clothing.
Douglas Walker is a news reporter at The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at


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