Greenville Man Arrested for Threatening a “Killing Spree”
Oxford, Miss.– A Greenville man was held in jail without bond today following his arrest last Friday for making online threats to commit a mass shooting in Greenville, Mississippi.
According to court documents and testimony, Jeremy Gordon, 28, posted threats on Facebook claiming that he was going to recreate a recent shooting rampage by Memphis shooter Ezekial Kelly in Greenville, Mississippi on Friday, September 9, beginning at 5pm.
Gordon is charged by criminal complaint with Transmitting Threats in Interstate Commerce. Gordon appeared on the federal charges for the first time on Monday and a detention and preliminary hearing was held on Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Oxford. Following the hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders found that Gordon posed a danger to the community and ordered that he be held without bond pending trial.
If convicted, Gordon faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner of the Northern District of Mississippi; and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby made the announcement following Wednesday’s hearing.
The FBI and Greenville Police Department are investigating the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Dabbs and Clyde McGee are prosecuting the case.
A criminal complaint is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.