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Cullowhee Man Arrested for Threatening Police Online

Derrick Michael Lenart

Derrick Michael Lenart

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations arrested a suspect on Friday who was posting malicious threats on the popular website Craigstlist. Thirty-Nine year old Derrick Michael Lenart of Cullowhee was arrested for posting a threat under the rant section of Craigslist. Stating that a shooting of member of law enforcement would be carried out before Friday at ten p.m. North Carolina’s Information Sharing and Analysis Center and other law enforcement in North Carolina took the threat seriously. Lenart was apprehended at his home in Cullowhee and is now being charged with three counts of communicating threats. 540 AM will bring you more information as this case develops.