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No Charges for Man Arrested for Threatening Fresno Judge, Prosecutor
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 1 year ago on
April 14, 2023

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A man who allegedly made threats to a Fresno County judge and prosecutor will not face charges.

Fresno police arrested 34-year-old Burton Enloe on Tuesday, after he allegedly made comments to law enforcement officers, threatening to kill Fresno County Superior Court Judge Gary Orozco and Andrew Janz, a former prosecutor who is now the city attorney for Fresno.

“The charge was declined due to insufficient evidence,” a Fresno County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said Friday. “In order to file a case, we must believe that the evidence is sufficient enough to be able to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Fresno police issued an internal memo earlier this week to be on the lookout for Enloe, especially at Fresno City Hall or Superior Court.

Janz said in a text to GV Wire on Friday: “Out of respect to my former colleagues at the District Attorney’s Office, I will not comment on their filing decision. I do want to thank the officers and detectives at the Fresno Police Department for putting in countless hours in investigating this case and for their concern for my safety.”

Orozco’s office did not respond to a request for comment before the publication of this story.

Enloe on Probation

Enloe was on probation after a 2022 felony domestic violence conviction. He served 113 days in jail. Orozco presided over the case, and Janz prosecuted it in part.

Jail records still list Enloe in custody as of Friday at noon for “probation and suspension.” However, listings for the two charges of threatening public officials have been removed.

Enloe appeared in court Friday for a probation hearing in front of Judge Monica Diaz. The matter was continued until April 18.

It is unclear if Friday’s hearing was in relation to Tuesday’s arrest. There is usually a 48-hour window from arrest to a potential arraignment.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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