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A former Northwest Whitfield High School student is charged with terroristic threats and acts after police say he repeatedly rode by a teacher’s house, shouted obscenities, sent her text messages and made threats on his Facebook page.
Dillian Wayne Jones, 17, was arrested Wednesday and is being held in the Whitfield County Jail until his first court appearance on the felony charge.
Tunnel Hill Police Chief Roy Brunson said the teacher, Shara Cook, filed a complaint about Jones last week. After an investigation, Brunson said police had enough evidence that they couldn’t “just ignore it.”
“He was insinuating he might do something,” Brunson said.
The sheriff said Jones is being charged as an adult.
Jones attended the high school last year, but was not a student there this year, Brunson said. He said he did not know whether Cook had taught Jones. Jones was friends with Cook’s son, Brunson said.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Mariann Martin covers healthcare in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. She joined the Times Free Press in February 2011, after covering crime and courts for the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun for two years. Mariann was born in Indiana, but grew up in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Belize. She graduated from Union University in 2005 with degrees in English and history and has master’s degrees in international relations and history from the University of Toronto. While attending Union, ...