When Jason Valentine tweeted numerous times during December that he was planning a “New Years Eve Kill A Pig Night,” he wasn’t inviting followers to a luau. He was referring to a massacre of members of the St. Louis Police Department, whose company he now keeping 24 hours a day.
According to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office via Associated Press, the 35-year-old Valentine faces ten felony counts of making a terrorist threat. He also tweeted plans to blow up the city jail, writing, “St. Louis City Justice Center Mysteriously Exploded 12/31/2014.”
Many of the tweets mentioned Ferguson and/or Vonderrit Myers, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white, off-duty St. Louis police officer in October. Police contend that Myers opened fire on the officer first, though Myers’s family has disputed that.
Valentine is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bail. It isn’t clear from online court records whether he has an attorney or when his first court appearance would be. In the meantime, Twitter has suspended his account.