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Posted on: April 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Subject Charged with Facebook Threats

Justin Lee Hevener

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April 10, 2017

Subject Charged with Facebook Threats 


The Waynesboro Police Department received complaints from two separate Waynesboro families yesterday that an adult male had threatened their children via Facebook. Officers reviewed messages received by the two young teenage girls that included threats to do bodily harm as well as placing an explosive device in a classroom at a school. Both girls attend Kate Collins Middle School and school authorities were notified of the incident.

Investigators identified the suspect and additional investigation led to his arrest yesterday afternoon.

Justin Lee Hevener, 18, of Waynesboro is charged with Knowingly Communicate in Writing a Threat to Kill or do Bodily Harm, a Felony in violation of Virginia Code 18.2-60, and Threatening to Burn or Bomb a Structure in violation of Virginia Code 18.2- 83, also a Felony. He is being held without bond in Middle River Regional Jail.  

Also, investigators found no weapons or explosives during the course of the investigation and have no reason to believe that any attempt was being made in furtherance of the threats.

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