Another Arrest in Bonifay Notes Investigation

Holmes County sheriff's investigators say they've made a second arrest in connection with some threatening letters left at a High School in Bonifay.

Authorities arrested 18-year-old Justan Daniel Rowland Tuesday in nearby Washington County. They say Rowland was responsible for writing one of three threatening notes left at Holmes County High School. The first of the notes were discovered about three weeks ago.

The notes insinuated there would be an act of violence on Friday, September 29. In the days leading up to the alleged deadline, local law enforcement beefed up patrols on campus and compared handwriting samples of students to the three notes.

Nothing happened on the 29th, but later that day investigators arrested the first suspect, Jeffery Wilson. Sheriff’s deputies say Wilson was responsible for one of the notes.

So far they say they haven't been able to make a connection between Wilson and Rowland. Both are being held in the Holmes County jail in Bonifay on $100,000 bond each.

Investigators say they haven't found the third suspect who wrote the third threatening note, but they don't believe it's going to take long to make that arrest and close the case.


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