Man accused of posting violent threats toward police on Facebook

Alleged post: "Death to all Walworth County Police
Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 19:16:31-04

A man accused of posting violent threats on Facebook about Delavan Police and Walworth County Sheriff's deputies is in custody.

Delavan Police Chief Timothy O'Neill said a police officer noticed the posts on Facebook, which included a photo of an assault rifle on a man's lap.

According to authorities,  the caption on the posts read "Death to all Walworth County Police,” and included graphic details of how he'd injure them.

The man also allegedly wrote that any officers who encountered him next would need "bulletproof pants," saying he would cut their legs.

In his posts, the suspect also allegedly wrote that he was arrested twice in one week, and Delavan Police confirmed he had been arrested less than 24 hours before the posts were made.

After seeing the posts, police reached out to the public to collect more information about the individual, and say they're grateful for the cooperation from the community.

O'Neill said they collected enough information for two dozen counts.

He says anyone who ever sees posts like these on social media contact local law enforcement.

The man remains in jail and is expected to be charged soon.