Deputies arrest former Raytheon employee accused of making threats via email

Dorian Robert Golej, 2016 booking photo

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old St. Petersburg man April 8 in connection with threats to do violence at his former workplace in Seminole.

Dorian Robert Golej was arrested about 7:19 p.m. April 8. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on one charge of threatening communications or threats of a mass shooting. Bail was set at $500,000.

Golej was fired from Raytheon Corporation March 21, after the company completed an internal investigation for creating a hostile work environment.

Deputies say Golej sent multiple emails to his attorney between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. April 8, making “credible threats” of workplace violence.

“No choice but to contemplate killing. I probably would have slaughtered everything one day, I think about it every day,” Golej reportedly wrote in an email.

Golej’s attorney contacted Raytheon security to notify them of the threats.

Raytheon Corporation locked down the facility for safety, while deputies conducted a threat assessment. After determining the Raytheon campus was safe, deputies went to Golej’s residence in St. Petersburg.

Deputies say it took numerous attempts to get Golej to come out of his residence to talk with deputies. When he finally came out voluntarily, he was taken into custody.

Deputies say Golej admitted to emailing the threatening statements to his attorney and told them, “I feel like killing him, I would have slaughtered that place, turn it into a bloodbath.”

Since, Golej met the criteria for a Baker Act and a Risk Protection Order was completed.

“As always, we encourage the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately and we will diligently investigate all reported information,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.