A black girl was arrested in Georgia after allegedly posing as a member of the Ku Klux Klan and inserting racially charged messages in her neighbors’ mailboxes, threatening to burn down their houses and kill them, in keeping with legislation enforcement.
Terresha Lucas, 30, of the Atlanta suburb of Douglasville, was charged with eight counts of creating terroristic threats after leaving violent, hateful notes during which she claimed to be a white member of the hate group, with an extended purple beard who didn’t reside within the neighborhood, the Douglasville Police Department said.
On Dec. 21, 2020, two houses on the identical road within the Brookmont subdivision acquired notes of their mailboxes that have been racially motivated.
“The letter is using the N-word, talking about the KKK, hanging people, killing kids, killing whole families, and setting houses on fire,” a involved father who acquired a letter told local news.
“The notes threatened to burn their houses down and kill them and said that they didn’t belong in the neighborhood,” DPD detective Nathan Shumaker confirmed in a press release final week.
Similar notes — all left in the midst of the night time — have been discovered within the residents’ mailboxes on Feb. 17, Feb. 22, March 1 and March 3, police stated. At least seven black residents reported receiving such notes, however police imagine there have been seemingly extra.
Detectives went door to door within the neighborhood checking doorbell and safety cameras after the primary notes have been reported. They walked across the neighborhood distributing flyers in search of any data, police stated, however acquired no leads.
“By mid-March, we really didn’t have anything to go on,” Shumaker stated.
After a sixth month hiatus, the ultimate notice was positioned on Sept. 6, police stated.
The case broke when proof was discovered linking the notes to the Lucas’ home. Police obtained a warrant and searched her dwelling, which yielded proof tying the suspect to the incidents, in keeping with Shumaker.
Lucas is predicted to show herself in later this week.