St. Landry

Jan 2, 2013 5:57 PM

Opelousas man accused of threatening to "blow up" sheriff's office

An Opelousas man is behind bars and accused of threatening to "blow up" the St. Landry Sheriff's office.

During the early morning hours of December 31, 2012, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Eunice Substation received a threatening phone call. According to authorities, Christopher Demond Lemon, 31, advised the dispatcher that he was currently getting gasoline and his plans were to allegedly blow up the Sheriff's Office. Dispatch immediately notified deputies of Lemon's location. While deputies were responding, Lemon made several more calls to dispatch repeating that he would blow up the office. When deputies arrived at Lemon's residence, he greeted them outside in a very aggressive manner.

Deputies were able to arrest Lemon without incident and he was transported to the St. Landry Parish Jail.

Christopher Demond Lemon was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail and is facing charges for telephone communication harassment, terrorizing and 8 counts of communicating false information of a planned arson.

Lemon is facing no bond at this time.





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