Ross County man arrested after making violent threats

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CHILLICOTHE, OH (WCMH) — A man allegedly made threats of violence against multiple individuals, police said Sunday.

According to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Graham, 21, was arrested and charged with inducing panic and making terroristic threats.

On Friday, the sheriff’s office said it received information concerning “a threat of violence to multiple individuals,” according to a sheriff’s office statement.

As part of the investigation, the sheriff’s office discovered the threat was set to happen on a specific date and time and at a specific location. No other information about the threat was released by police.

Graham was taken into custody without incident Saturday. He is being held in the Ross County Jail on a $100,000 bond, and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

The investigation into the alleged threats is ongoing. Chillicothe Police, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are assisting.

No further details are available at this time.

People around Chillicothe are relieved to hear the arrest was made before anything worse could happen.

“It’s just scary the kind of things people think about,” said Lannah Pauley, of Chillicothe. “And it’s just getting crazier and crazier as the years go on. It’s just kind of scary. But it’s good to know we have people on our side that save a lot of people.”

“You just don’t know anymore, you don’t know,” said Jeffrey DeLong. “You can’t take those types of threats like it’s a joke.”

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