PD: Man on probation for threats, arrested again for stalking a Deputy County Attorney

Posted at 12:37 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 22:14:33-04

A Phoenix man was arrested for continuing to harass a Maricopa County attorney even after serving prison time. 

Court records show that a man who already served three years in prison for threatening a Deputy County Attorney has been arrested again for stalking her.

According to court documents, 67-year-old Albert Karl Heitzmann violated court orders by showing up to a downtown Phoenix courtroom on September 9 where the victim was in a hearing as a Deputy County Attorney.  Maricopa County Sheriff's Detectives escorted him from the courtroom. 

Heitzmann reportedly showed up again in the courtroom four days later and was again escorted out. Authorities revoked his probation and arrested Heitzmann at his home near Central Avenue and Camelback Road. 

Deputies report that they also found a rifle in his home -- also a probation violation. 

Heitzmann was on probation after serving three years in prison for threatening the same woman. In June of 2012, he delivered a letter to her titled: "My plan to assassinate (her name)."

Authorities believe there is a concern for public safety, "due to the defendant's weapon offenses, continuous victim contact, and his continued association with Aryan Brotherhood members. "

Heitzmann was released from prison in June of this year and has now been indicted for stalking and misconduct involving weapons.