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Facebook death threats lead to charges

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 3:29 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 6, 2014 5:12 p.m. CDT
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Kavoisia Thomas, 18, of Sycamore, was charged Friday, June 6, with harassment through electronic communication, assault and disorderly conduct.

SYCAMORE – Kavoisia D. Thomas was making threats on Facebook to kill his ex-girlfriend before Sycamore Police found him hiding in the bushes behind her home early Friday, police said.

Sycamore Police received an anonymous tip that Thomas, 18, of the 300 block of East High Street, had written on Facebook that he was planned to kill the victim, a former girlfriend, according to Sycamore police Lt. Darrell Johnson.

“There was a falling out and I guess this is how he planned to handle it,” Johnson said.

Police said Thomas took a neighbor's bicycle and rode to the victim's house in Sycamore. After police reviewed the threats Thomas was making, they went to the victim's home around midnight. Upon arriving, they found Thomas in the bushes in the backyard and arrested him. Johnson said they did not find any weapons on Thomas or in the area.

The residents of the house were unaware of the threats, Johnson said.

Thomas is charged with harassment through electronic communication, assault, and disorderly conduct. The bicycle was returned and the owner decided not to press charges.

Thomas was being held in the DeKalb County jail on $50,000 bond Friday and will be required to wear a GPS monitor when he is released.

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