Local man charged with making terrorist threat after harassing ex-girlfriend

Local man charged with making terrorist threat after harassing ex-girlfriend

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 11:13 AM

(KMOV.com) – St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department deputies have charged a man with threatening his ex-girlfriend along with the children they share.

On February 10, Deputy Calvin Savage met with the victim, who explained she and her children were threatened by her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Brian A. Smith of Belleville.

According to police, the text messages she received from Smith said he would shoot her and shoot up a school where the children attended class.

School officials and law enforcement within the jurisdiction of the school were immediately notified of the subject and the type of threats being made.

Sheriff’s Department investigators located Smith at a MetroLink station and took him into custody.

Smith is charged with making a terrorist threat, a class X felony. He is being helod on $100,000 bond.

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