Okla man accused of using Facebook to make threats
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - A Lawton man is accused of using his
Facebook page to threaten nursing homes and day care centers.
Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Chafton is charged in Comanche
County with a misdemeanor count of threatening to perform an act of
An affidavit says Chafton wrote that he was "thinking about
shooting up an old folks home" or about "a drive-by at a day
Police Capt. Craig Ackard says Chafton was questioned Tuesday
and released because the threat wasn't considered valid. He says
Chafton was arrested after prosecutors saw the report Wednesday.
Assistant District Attorney Eddie Valdez says he doesn't know
what Chafton's motives were, but that he didn't want to take any
chances that the threat might be carried out.
Court records did not indicate that Chafton has an attorney.