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UPDATE: Social media terror suspect extradited to Eufaula to face charges

EUFAULA, Ala. (WRBL) - A Georgia man accused of making social media threats that forced closures at multiple school systems has waived extradition and was booked into the Eufaula jail on Saturday. 

27-year-old Levi Junior Calhoun III of Georgetown was taken into custody at the Quitman County Sheriff’s Office on a felony warrant for Making a Terrorist Threat (13A-10-15). Calhoun was held in Georgia overnight until Saturday when he waived extradition and transported to Eufaula to face charges.  Eufaula Police Chief Steve Watkins reports a warrant was obtained Friday in Eufaula for the Georgetown man suspected of making destructive and harmful social media threats directed towards schools in Eufaula.  Investigators believe Calhoun created a fake account using a random name and picture to share the threats on social media lat Wednesday afternoon. 

Watkins says additional warrants will be obtained and Calhoun will ultimately be charged with eight felony counts of Making a Terrorist Threat.  Investigators say the generalized nature of the threats and the dangerous content will cause warrants to be obtained for each educational facility impacted on Thursday when they shut down due to the social media threats. A local community college, private schools along with both Eufaula and Georgetown, Georgia city schools closed as a precaution. 

Chief Watkins says because of the disruption to the city, and the threats to the safety of our students and school staff, detectives of the Eufaula Police Department have worked tirelessly since being notified of the post. Investigators appreciate the cooperation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Fusion Center and other Law Enforcement Agencies that assisted in the investigation.UPDATE: Social media terror suspect extradited to Eufaula to face charges


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