A Crowley man is facing hate crime and terrorizing charges after investigators say he posted online threats against the Crowley Police Department and the city on social media.
Crowley Police Chief, Jimmy Broussard said last Monday, officers tried to pull over 41 year old Jeremy Boddye Sr. after they noticed faulty equipment on his vehicle.
“They gave an audible signal from their siren, tried to get the man to stop. Of course, the man became irate, and immediately began to run from police,” said Broussard.
The chief explains that after Boddye was arrested, taken into custody, and released, he alleged he was mistreated by an officer.
But the chief says Boddye then took it a step further and made threats to the police department on social media.
“At one point he made a post where he checked into the Crowley Police department and there was a picture of an assault rifle and the words above it ‘a bullet with your name on it’. Then he changed it a few minutes later and said checked in to the city of Crowley. Same picture, same words,” explained Broussard.
The chief says he understands people on social media say things all the time that they don’t mean.
He explains, however, that in today’s day and age you do not know if someone is serious when they post things like this, but he was not going to sit by and watch it happen knowing Boddye had made those threats.