Mississippi man arrested, charged with making terror threats inside church service
Published 2:48 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020
An Abbeville man was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats following a Dec. 31 report from the congregants at Oasis Church, located on Highway 6 West.
According to a release from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Joe Cheney, 53, was “causing a disturbance and allegedly cursing and making threats to church personnel” and the congregation while services were taking place.
An investigation was conducted, and Cheney was arrested on Jan. 3 at his residence without incident.
Cheney was given an initial appearance at the Lafayette County Justice Court and his bond was set at $10,000.