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Augusta Man charged after making threats online to Commissioners

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says a man is charged with making terroristic threats against commissioners.

James Butch Palmer allegedly posted a threatening message in the Augusta Political Watch Facebook Group that mentioned "splitting their throat with a box cutter".

According to Investigators, the following posts were written by Palmer on Facebook:
- "Get rid of Mercy Ministries and the Crack houses and downtown will bloom on its own!"
- "Start by splitting each commissioner's throat with a box cutter and make sure they bleed out before any chance of survival."
- "Would I like to see the Augusta commission snuffed out? Yes, I would!"

Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle received a copy of the post and contacted the Sheriff's Office.

Palmer told investigators that he used the wrong choice of words for the post but he would never harm anyone.

 

 

 


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