Thu, Jan 3, 2013
A man is facing charges for terrorizing and planning arson after he called the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office threatening to bomb the department.
Captain Megan Vizena, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said the suspect, Christopher Demond Lemon, 31, of153 Perry Dr. in Opelousas, is being held at St. Landry Parish Jail without bond on Wednesday night.
“Christopher Demond Lemon was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail and is facing charges for telephone communication harassment, terrorizing and eight counts of communicating false information of a planned arson,” Vizenza said.
Vizena said on Dec. 31, 2012, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff substation in Eunice received a phone call from Lemon telling the dispatcher that “he was currently getting gasoline and his plans were to blow up the sheriff’s office.”
According to a report from the sheriff’s office, the 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,” Vizena said.