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Tallapoosa Co. man arrested for alleged Facebook threat toward district attorney

Daniel Paul Ricketson. (Source: Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department) Daniel Paul Ricketson. (Source: Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department)

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A Facebook post has led to the arrest of an Alabama man accused of threatening a district attorney.

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department is currently conducting an investigation regarding a threat against District Attorney E. Paul Jones of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

Preliminary investigation reveals that on Saturday, Feb. 28, threats against Jones were posted on Facebook.

As a result of the investigation the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department with the assistance of the Alexander City Police Department Special Response Group arrested Daniel Paul Ricketson, 44, of Dadeville, AL.

The nature of the Facebook posts were not revealed. 

Ricketson was arrested at his residence and charged with Terrorist Threats on March 1, 2015 and placed in the Tallapoosa County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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