Bowling Inexperienced, KY – A federal grand jury in Bowling Inexperienced, Kentucky returned an indictment on December 14, 2022, charging a Hart County man with transmitting threats in interstate commerce. The person was initially charged with this offence on November 22, 2022, by a federal legal criticism.
U.S. Lawyer Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Particular Agent in Cost Jodi Cohen of the FBI Louisville Area Workplace, and Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. of the Kentucky State Police made the announcement.
In accordance with the criticism, Joshua O. Morrison, 30, of Horse Cave, Kentucky, transmitted a menace in interstate commerce. Particularly, the legal criticism affidavit states that on November 20, 2022, at roughly 6:17 a.m., the Kentucky State Police (“KSP”) acquired a criticism relating to threats transmitted that morning by way of Fb Messenger. The complainant didn’t know the sender, however said she discovered the message disturbing and thought it must be reported. The Fb message said “Don’t go to church or faculty I’ma do a mass capturing. I’m coming to bowling inexperienced Kentucky to do a mass capturing additionally.”
KSP recognized Morrison as the person who despatched the messages, and so they went to his residence in Horse Cave, KY and positioned him. Morrison was suggested of his Miranda rights and admitted to sending the messages, however repeatedly claimed he didn’t intend to hold out his menace. Morrison suggested he knew what messages he despatched, he verified the Fb account that despatched the messages was his personal, and he admitted that he despatched the messages.
On November 20, 2022, Morrison was arrested by KSP and on November 28, 2022, he was taken into federal custody. The defendant made his preliminary courtroom look on November 28, 2022, earlier than a U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide within the Western District of Kentucky. The defendant stays in federal custody. If convicted, he faces a most sentence of 5 years in jail. A federal district courtroom decide will decide any sentence after contemplating the U.S. Sentencing Pointers and different statutory elements. There is no such thing as a parole within the federal system.
The FBI Louisville Area Workplace’s Bowling Inexperienced Resident Company and the Kentucky State Police are investigating the case.
Assistant U.S. Lawyer Madison Sewell, Chief of the U.S. Lawyer’s Bowling Inexperienced Department Workplace, is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed harmless till confirmed responsible past an affordable doubt in a courtroom of legislation.