SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — An Upstate businessman who crashed his Maserati into a home in 2009, killing a man inside, has been arrested again.

Spartanburg police charged John Ludwig, 46, of Greenville with unlawful communication, according to jail records.

A police report says Ludwig threatened to beat a Spartanburg attorney earlier this month. 

The lawyer emailed Ludwig on behalf of a client about a contractual matter and “legal ramifications.”

The lawyer told police Ludwig responded that he considered the email a threat, and called to curse him out and threatened to “beat the (expletive) out of me,” the report says. 

Jail records show Ludwig was booked Wednesday into the Spartanburg County Detention Center. He was released later that day. 

In 2009, troopers said Ludwig lost control of his Maserati and crashed through the living room of a Greenville County home. A 62-year-old man watching television inside the house was killed.

Ludwig pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the crash and was sentenced to five years, suspended to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service, according to court records. 

WSPA-TV reported that Ludwig later served a three-year sentence for violating probation on an assault charge.