A Hailey man remains in jail after allegedly verbally threatening a confidential informant working with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team involved in the arrest of two Blaine County residents in October.
Sergio Diaz-Rodriguez, 25, was arrested on Nov. 2, according to a probable-cause affidavit written by Blaine County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Abaid.
Abaid states in the affidavit that the confidential informant alleged that he/she was leaving his/her apartment on Nov. 1 and noticed Diaz-Rodriguez’s car parked at the entrance of the apartment complex.
“As the CI drove by with [his/her] window down, Diaz-Rodriguez leaned out his window yelling to the CI that he/she was, ‘a dead snitch’ due to the CI putting ‘Marco and Raul’ in jail,” the affidavit states.
Marco Palencia-Gomez, 39, and Raul Amado-Duarte, 27, both of Bellevue, were arrested in October following a series of alleged controlled buys that occurred with the confidential informant. Both face charges of felony trafficking of methamphetamine and are awaiting trials in February and March.
According to the affidavit, Diaz-Rodriguez allegedly “continued to make death threats to him/her by saying, ‘they are coming after me,’ and ‘it’s not a threat it’s a promise, you will be cut open like a pig.’” In addition, while stopped at a stop sign outside the apartment complex, the confidential informant allegedly reported to Abaid that Diaz-Rodriguez rear-ended the confidential informant’s car.
Diaz-Rodriguez is scheduled for an arraignment Monday.