SARASOTA, Fla. — Sheriff's officials have arrested a 22-year-old Florida man after several threatening social media messages targeting Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
Sarasota County sheriff's officials said in a news release that Quintin Adkins was arrested last week after an “old friend" alerted authorities to his Instagram and Snapchat messages.
An arrest affidavit says Adkins threatened to attend a demonstration and shoot everyone.
The sheriff's office said several videos showed Adkins in a car pointing guns at passing cars.
He is charged with one count of written threats to kill. He was released on bond Friday. An attorney wasn't listed on jail records.