Excerpt From: ABC 11.
Residents in Cary’s Weston Lakeside Apartments complex are finding out one of their neighbors is charged after authorities said he posted an online threat against non-Muslims.
They were also shocked to find out that police said they found hundreds of rounds of ammunition in their neighbor’s apartment, along with an assault rifle.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said on Tuesday that a criminal complaint was filed against Garrett Grimsley, 27.
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Grimsley, of the 3100 block of Lakeside View Court, has been charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce to injure the person of another.
According to an affidavit, on Sunday, February 19, Grimsley posted an online message that said, “don’t go to Cary tomorrow.” This was posted on a messaging app called Whisper. A cooperating witness for the authorities was also on the app and pressed Grimsley, who was writing under the username, “Spark_Pure,” for more information.
In a private message, authorities said Grimsley stated, “Salam, some of you are alright, don’t go to Cary tomorrow.” In the background of the post was a picture of a bearded, middle-aged man wearing camouflage pants and holding a red flag with a black star in the middle.