Wake County man charged after threatening to shoot up day care, kill mom of his children

Trayvonne McKinnon (Source: Cary Police Department)

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – Cary police officers arrested a man on Friday after he allegedly assaulted the mother of his children and later sent her several text messages threatening to kill her and shoot up the day care where she works.

Police officers responded to Kildaire Farm KinderCare, located at 203 Kilmayne Drive, at 11 a.m. on July 21, officials said.

Upon arrival, officials said they met with Kwantisha Brown, who told them that she and the father of her children, Treyvonne McKinnon, got into a domestic altercation the previous night in Raleigh, which resulted in arrest warrants being obtained for McKinnon.

Brown told officers that she received a call from McKinnon, 27, of Garner, around 6 a.m. July 21 while she was working at KinderCare, according to a warrant. The warrant states that Brown told McKinnon not to call her anymore and she proceed to ignore numerous calls from him.

McKinnon then called the day care to speak to Brown. The manager told him not to call the day care anymore, according to the warrant.

He continued to call Brown’s personal cell phone until police arrived on the scene. An officer attempted to speak to him, but officers said he became irate and wouldn’t speak with them.

Officers said Brown informed them that McKinnon texted her nonstop while she was at work that morning. She said he threatened to kill her and her son. Also in the warrant, Brown stated McKinnon made threats to shoot up the day care and the children inside.

Officers said Brown handed over her phone for further review of the text messages.

Officers found numerous texts from McKinnon, some of which read “When I see u Ima kill u” and “U tryin to destroy me, well ima kill u,” warrants show.

Criminal intelligence officers along with patrol units were able to locate McKinnon in Cary and initiated a traffic stop around 8 p.m. on July 21. He was arrested and taken into custody.

His cell phone was seized and officers confirmed that the texts sent to Brown’s phone were from McKinnon.

McKinnon is charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, and cyberstalking.

He is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 22.

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