A Cabot teen was arrested Wednesday after threatening a Conway student by making several statements about killing her on Facebook Messenger.
The 17-year-old Conway student confided in her mother Sunday night regarding some disturbing messages she'd received from 18-year-old Brandon Bradley of Cabot, including one message that referenced a school shooting.
"It's going to be like that recent school shooting but just one person," Bradley allegedly said in a Facebook Message to the Conway teen.
After reviewing the messages sent to her daughter via Facebook Messenger, the woman immediately contacted the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office regarding the threats, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Spokesman Adam Bledsoe said the Cabot Police Department aided in Bradley's takedown.
"With the assistance of Cabot Police Department, Mr. Bradley was arrested late morning on [Wednesday] and booked into the Faulkner County Detention Center," Bledsoe said Friday morning.
According to the affidavit, the "threatening and disturbing comments" toward the Conway teen began with Bradley calling her a "Ho." However, his comments soon escalated and became much more threatening in nature.
Among the messages sent by Bradley to the 17-year-old Conway teen were:
"I would really love to kill you TBH [to be honest] I could get a thrill out of it."
"Seeing your eyes fade away as I choke the [explicit] out of you."
"You better hope and pray that I don't have a gun on me when I see you."
"I might just get my hands on one to do what I said I was going to do."
"Seeing blood pour from your head would be like an orgasm to me."
"I swear to god on my dead cousins soul could if I have a gun you gonna die."
The message thread shows the Conway teen did not respond to any of Bradley's threats once he'd become aggressive.
The girl's mother told investigators she was concerned about sending her daughter to school after reviewing the messages Bradley had sent.
A protection order has since been filed against Bradley, baring him from contacting the 17-year-old victim in any way.
Bledsoe said the sheriff's office encourages county residents to report incidents if they feel threatened.
"Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals warns citizens that FCSO takes all threats seriously, especially to the young among us," he said Friday. "Sheriff Ryals and FCSO [are] committed to fighting violent crimes, crimes against children and property crimes."
Bradley is currently charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony. A court date had not yet been set by pres time Friday.