Man arrested after tweeting threats against EBR Parish D.A.
Posted: May 07, 2012 6:10 PM CDT
Updated: May 07, 2012 6:24 PM CDT
By Amber Stegall - email
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
A man has been arrested after deputies say he*threatened the life of the EBR Parish District Attorney*on his*Twitter account*toward East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore.
The tweets were posted on Saturday, May 5, 2012 around 3:45 p.m. The first tweet said "I got a sniper rifle for Hillar Moore when he walk out the court house." The second tweet stated "Man them*(explicative) better #freeBoosie before I shoot that*(explicative) court house up." Both messages were posted by the same person. (Explicative were used in the original tweets, WAFB chose not to repeat those words.)
Investigators say the message that references the "Shooting The Court House Up" relayed information that a crime of violence is imminent or a circumstance dangerous to human life exists or is about to exist, with the intent of causing members of the general public to be in sustained fear for their safety.
Derrick Deandre Green, 22, is accused of public intimidation and terrorizing. An investigation revealed that the person tweeting was Green. Investigators also used photos posted on Twitter to compare to a driver's license picture.