Birmingham man arrested for threatening to harm ex-girlfriend in

Birmingham man arrested for threatening to harm ex-girlfriend in court

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Jesse Dewayne Carpenter. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Jesse Dewayne Carpenter. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
The sheriff's office says Carpenter posted a photo of himself with an AR-15 type rifle to social media. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office The sheriff's office says Carpenter posted a photo of himself with an AR-15 type rifle to social media. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A Birmingham man has been arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat after the suspect threatened his ex-girlfriend over social media.

The Bessemer Police Department got an anonymous tip about the threat on social media and passed on the information to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives say Jesse Dewayne Carpenter, a 31-year-old from Birmingham, was threatening his ex-girlfriend with violence over social media.

Carpenter and his ex were in a custody battle over their three-year-old child and authorities say Carpenter's message indicated he would hurt his former girlfriend while they were in court.

One of the posts said: "If I don't get my mf baby…[expletive] god [expletive] all that…I'm lay hands on that [expletive] right therr in the courtroom…then I'm shoot that [expletive] with this AR…with that hun-don on it… on blood," according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said Carpenter also posted a photo of himself with an AR-15 type rifle on social media.

Deputies detained Carpenter at family court. No weapons were found on him, but he admitted to making the threatening comments.

Carpenter was arrested for making a terrorist threat and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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