Wood County, WV man arrested for making ‘threats of terrorist acts’

The State Journal – by Mandi Cardosi

A Wood County man is behind bars after allegedly making threats of terrorist acts on state government officials.

Thomas David Deegan, 39, of Mineral Wells, was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court Sept. 23 and is being held on a $300,000 cash only bond. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail.  

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, officers were contacted in reference to conference calls made on Sept. 7, 14, 17 and 22 that were “involving/led by Thomas Deegan, a self-proclaimed Sovereign Citizen,” according to the criminal complaint.

The criminal complaint also said Deegan told fellow conspirators “any resistance to combat Law Enforcement or Military personnel should be met with Gunfire if necessary.” He also said “he does not want to have shots fired but will fire upon opposition forces if necessary.”

He was allegedly planning the “overthrow” of the Capitol in Charleston and told others to learn of the statehouse grounds and various law enforcement offices for the event, scheduled for Sept. 24.

Deegan was officially charged with making “threats of terrorist acts, conveying false information concerning terrorist acts and committing terrorist hoaxes.”

According to West Virginia State Code, “Any person who knowingly and willfully threatens to commit a terrorist act, with or without the intent to commit the act, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000 or confined in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than three years, or both.”

Officials said they were aware of the threat and took precautions including beefing up Capitol security on the alleged day of the “take over.”

“State officials are aware of information circulated through social media, and are taking appropriate steps to ensure the safety of public officials and employees, National Guard and law enforcement personnel, and visitors to such public facilities as the state Capitol,” according to Larry Messina, communications director for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.


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3 thoughts on “Wood County, WV man arrested for making ‘threats of terrorist acts’

  1. Just another way to disarm America. If you are still posting on jootube STOP, and practice some common sense opsec. Everyone awake could see this comming..

  2. http://hudok.info/ what a bunch of shit…. these three MEN were suing the government for fraud …..West Virginia’s constitution does not recognize the suspension of their Constitution during a “national state of emergency” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx12XfSSPx0&feature=youtu.be ………they asked for help from oath keepers and militia………..and got nada……I have said before and I will say it till the cows come home …this war will be door to door / man to man or woman as the case may be….ain’t no one coming to save your ass

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