Edgard man arrested after social media threats made to officers

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Members of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a post Monday on social media threatening police officers, leading to the arrest of a St. John man.

Victor Pablo

Victor Pablo

The post stated, “In uh lil while cops in St. Charles are goin to be next. I hope they kill every last 1 of them dirty bitchez,” according to authorities.

In light of the recent events in Dallas and Baton Rouge, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said this threat was considered serious and dangerous.

“The Right to Free speech comes with certain responsibilities,” he said. “Making threats in this volatile environment incites danger for law enforcement and the public.”

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the assistance of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, arrested Victor Pablo, of Edgard.

Pablo is charged with terrorizing and threatening a public official. He was booked at the St. John Sheriff’s Office Correctional Center as a fugitive and later transported to St. Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.

A search warrant was also executed at Pablo’s residence, where multiple weapons were recovered. Pablo is being held on a $25,000 bond.