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KSP: Suspect Was In Possession Of 100-Round Capacity Magazine, Kevlar Vest

Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 17:34:08-04

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Kentucky State Police has arrested a suspect in a threat against schools in Shelby and Anderson counties.

On Wednesday, KSP received a complaint that an Anderson County man was threatening and harassing a female residing in New Jersey. While investigating, KSP discovered that the suspect, Dylan Jarrell, 20, was previously questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in May over social media threats to a school in Tennessee.

KSP interviewed Jarrell  late Thursday and found evidence of a credible and imminent threat to Shelby and Anderson County schools. As KSP confirmed the threat to the schools, they notified officials at both districts and worked with administrators to determine a plan of action.

A firearm, over two hundred rounds of ammunition, a Kevlar vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine, and a detailed plan of attack were also discovered in Jarrell’s possession. Jarrell was arrested backing out of his driveway with the tools KSP says he needed to commit the crimes he is accused of planning.

Jarrell was arrested and charged with two counts of 2nd-degree terroristic threatening and one count of harassing communications. He is currently being held in the Shelby County Detention Center.

According to Anderson News, Jarrell reportedly dropped out of Shelby County High School, which is likely the reason that school district released a warning about the situation on its website around the same time the Anderson County School District announced it was cancelling classes for Friday.

At a press conference, an official with KSP specifically praised Trooper Josh Satterly for his role in solving the case.