Man Accused Of Threatening Shawnee Police Investigators On Facebook Messenger

Thursday, January 28th 2021, 10:20 pm
By: Clayton Cummins

SHAWNEE, Okla. -

A man was arrested after allegedly threatening to harm two investigators at the Shawnee Police Department. 

Garrett Day, 25, is accused of sending the threatening messages on Facebook Messenger January 10. 

Day was already serving a deferred sentence on an arson charge from a few years ago. 

In this case, police were taking no chances. 

Day is behind bars at the Pottawatomie County Jail and is charged with threatening to perform acts of violence and using a computer to do it. 

“We found that it was of up most importance to jump on the situation and get ahead of it at the time,” said Lt. Ethan Rieves with the Shawnee Police Department. 

Police said Day sent the messages from a fake Facebook account he created. Day is a familiar face to investigators. 

A first message said both investigators had 30 days to get in touch with Day saying, “before I kill you,” according to court documents.

“The second message, it included threats of possible explosives. Creating explosives, blowing up a location that investigators are known to be at every once in a while,” said Rieves. 

Police said it even went as far as Day showing up to the Shawnee Life Church location, looking for one of the detectives. 

“When they advised that the investigator wasn’t there and that he wasn’t going to be able to talk to him, he started getting irate and they had to escort him out of the business,” said Rieves. 

While police were able to get a handle on the situation, they say be careful with what you post or say online. 

“It can be misconstrued and if it is misconstrued a certain way, there is going to be people visiting you and finding out exactly what you meant,” said Rieves. 

Bond for Day was set at $15,000. He’s due back in court in March.