Spanish Fort woman arrested for terrorist threats on Myspace

By: PRESS RELEASE: Ala. Attorney General's Office
By: PRESS RELEASE: Ala. Attorney General's Office
Attorney General Troy King announced the arrest today of a Spanish Fort woman for making terrorist threats and harassing communications over the MySpace network.

(CBS/AP)

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Troy King announced the arrest today of a Spanish Fort woman for making terrorist threats and harassing communications over the MySpace network.

Angela Michelle Grill, 20, was arrested by agents of the Attorney General’s Office and taken to the Baldwin County Jail.

Grill was arrested on warrants which were based on evidence presented by an investigator of the Attorney General’s Office.

The first warrant charges that Grill committed terrorist threats by threatening to commit any crime, violence or property damage by intentionally or recklessly terrorizing a 15-year-old girl.

The second warrant charges that Grill intentionally harassed and alarmed the young teenage girl, threatening to kill the victim in a MySpace message that included vulgar profanity.

“The internet is a valuable tool that can be abused to cause serious emotional harm to innocent children and other victims,” said Attorney General King. “Terrorist threats and harassing communications are crimes that have serious consequences.”

No further information about the investigation or about Grill’s alleged crimes other than that stated in the warrant may be released at this time.

If convicted, Grill faces a maximum penalty of 10 years of imprisonment and $15,000 fine for the crime of terroristic threats, which is a class C felony.

The charge of harassing communications is a class C misdemeanor, punishable by 90 days in the county jail and a $500 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by the Assistant Attorney General Laura Irby Cuthbert of the Attorney General’s Public Corruption and White Collar Crime Division, and investigated by Special Agent Donna Cayton of the Attorney General’s Investigations Division.

*A warrant is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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