Facebook threats lead to arrest


A Seymour woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after sending threatening messages that later turned racist to someone on Facebook, police report.

Bailey Ray Gene Moore, 31, was arrested on a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of intimidation by Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Aaron Wilkins, who was investigating a complaint of threatening messages received by dispatchers at 3:10 p.m.

The complainant said they were exchanging messages with Moore on Facebook regarding a difference in political views, Wilkins said.

The messages continued until Moore started targeting the complainant’s biracial children with racial slurs and implied causing harm to them, police said. Wilkins located Moore, who admitted to sending the messages.

She was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:58 p.m. Saturday. She was being held without bond Monday morning pending her initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court in Brownstown.

In Indiana, a Level 6 felony is punishable by six months to two and a half years in prison with an advisory sentence of one year upon conviction.

County Officer Justin Amos assisted with the arrest.

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