Man arrested in Stephens County after threatening elected officials

Man arrested in Stephens County after threatening elected officials

STEPHENS COUNTY, Okla. (TNN) - A man in Stephens County was arrested after making threats of violence via his Twitter account.

Police say Walker Dale Wilson made threats towards law enforcement, civilians and government officials. 23 year old Wilson is now in jail with a $1,000,000 bond.

According to court records, tweets that investigators found include “extremist views and violent imagery” and talk about “the use of fire arms”

Some of the tweets in question include this one from September 11, which reads, “I’m gonna walk into the police station with an oily sledgehammer and take care of some business. See you tonight?”

Other threats included descriptions of dragging officers “out on the road” with a bag on their head “to celebrate Joe Biden defunding the police.”

Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe were two of the elected officials named in the report who were allegedly targeted.

One of Wilson’s tweets made reference to “holding a sledgehammer and telling Inhofe that he is getting closer and to watch his back.”

Wilson was arrested last week, after law enforcement had determined he had committed a felony and was subject to probable cause arrest.

When interviewed, Wilson was asked if he thought his tweets were funny, to which Wilson replied, he “didn’t mean them to be taken bad.”

He’s facing charges of endeavoring to perform an act of violence and unlawful use of a computer system.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for January.

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