Police Chief Receives Facebook Threat

Alan Cockrill

Batesville Police continue to investigate a Facebook threat made towards the city’s chief.

Last Tuesday was Chief Alan Cockrill’s birthday and people started wishing him a Happy Birthday on the department’s Facebook page.

But on Sunday, someone wished death on him and his family once they were out of prison.

The chief has asked the Arkansas State Police to join the investigation.

KARK reports the profile name, picture and location match up to an inmate in a Mississippi prison; however, that doesn’t mean it is that person’s account.

Chief Cockrill made it clear the post isn’t funny and it’s a felony.

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