Essex County Sheriff's Department
An online threat against law enforcement led to the arrest of a 23-year old Mineville resident Feb. 22.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Department arrested Justin Larmore after receiving a tip through their Facebook page that he had made a terrorist threat toward police officers using the same social media site on Feb. 20.
According to Major David Reynolds, the tip led Sheriff’s deputies to Larmore’s Facebook page and a post that read, in part, as follows:
“I will not let you come closer than 10 feet to me or I will KILL YOU... be sure that there will always be people who want to see your blood on the wall.”
Larmore’s post also claimed officers had overstepped their bounds, “10 fold,” and that anyone who approached him would, “pay for the unjust actions ever taken by any cop.”
Reynolds said that deputies approached Larmore at his residence around 2:45 p.m. Feb. 22.
“When they approached, he made a dead sprint toward the door,” Reynolds said.
Deputies were able to restrain Larmore and bring him into custody. The suspect was then taken before Moriah Town Justice Brian Venne, were he continued to rant against the system and insulted the judge.
“He definitely crossed a line,” Reynolds said.
Larmore was charged with Making a Terrorist Threat, a Class D Felony; and one count of Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor and was remanded to the custody of the sheriff in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.
Larmore will return to Moriah Court on March 19, at 4 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police.