Crime

Here's The Facebook Post That Got This Mom And Her Son Arrested

| by Zara Zhi
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A Tennessee mother and son have been arrested after a Facebook message was posted.

Detectives said Cody Davis posted a message to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page threatening to kill the Shelby County deputies.

 “...concrete cartel we run the city!!!" the post read. "You try us [and] officers gone start droppin!!! ...Yall killin my black brothas so ima kill some black uniforms."

Police received tips that Davis was hiding at his mother's house. 

When authorities arrived, Davis' mother Polly Davis told them her son gone, but detectives reportedly saw Davis creeping on the floor to the back of the house.

Officers pursued Davis and were able to apprehend him.

Cody has been arrested for threatening deputies, and his mother Polly has been detained for false reporting, reports WMC Action News 5.

There are have been numerous reports of users being arrested for Facebook posts.

Back in 2013, Jordan Blackshaw, 20, and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22, were sentenced to four years imprisonment for using Facebook to encourage a riot in England. Blackshaw created a Facebook event for "Smash Down in Northwich Town." Sutcliffe-Keenan used a Facebook account to create a page for The Warrington Riots, according to Business Insider.

Justin Carter, 19, was arrested after making comments about shooting up a kindergarten on Facebook to another League of Legends gamer. His family, however, maintains that the messages were meant to be sarcastic.

In 2012, Brandon J. Raub, a Marine veteran, was arrested following an anti-government Facebook post about 9/11, Business Insider reported in a separate article. According to Raub’s mother, officials from the FBI, Secret Service and Chesterfield County PD came to their home and detained him before taking Raub to John Randolph Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Virginia.

Sources: WMC Action News 5, Business Insider (2) / Photo credit: SCSO via WMC Action News 5, Franco Bouly/Flickr