An individual who threatened in a post on his Facebook page to kill everyone in Knoxville on Thanksgiving Day was arrested earlier on Wednesday by agents with the Knoxville FBI.
Dale Jeffries II, 43, of Knoxville, was taken into custody shortly before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at a business in west Knoxville. Jeffries was charged with transmitting threatening communications in interstate commerce.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison. Jeffries appeared in U.S. District Court this afternoon and was held pending a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment constitutes only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until his or her guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.