Former PSC professor accused of threatening judge
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
A former Pensacola State College (PSC) professor is facing three charges related to intimidating and threatening a Pensacola judge.
Robert Michael Ardis has been charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor after filing a document pertaining to a child custody case.
The report shows Ardis hypothetically detail how a lesser person might come to Judge Darlene Dickey’s house “and then wait for her to step outside, walk up behind her, pull her neck back and slice her throat from ear to ear.”
A few lines later, the report states Ardis wrote: “I recently saw a documentary on CBS (48 Hours), regarding the Dark Web, which is untraceable with the TOR Browser. It is amazing that it is possible for a person to go online, hire a contract killer, pay that killer in Bitcoin, which is completely untraceable, and then have the person assassinated.”
The report states Ardis then goes on to state he would never take such actions because he is “faithful to the law But a lesser person just might hire a contract killer, on the Dark Web, to do just that.”
Ardis was booked into the Escambia County jail on Thursday and is being held on a $90,000 bond.
Ardis previously served as coordinator of PSC’s criminal justice program until the college discovered his master’s degree was obtained from an uncredited online source.