Woman accused of Facebook threat
Police arrested a local woman Tuesday who is accused of threatening a public official on social media.
Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported that Duana Billiot, 34, of Katy Bridge Approach, Franklin, was arrested at 5:42 p.m. on a charge of threatening a public official.
The arrest stems from the Franklin Police Department receiving complaints that Billiot had allegedly posted a comment on Facebook that seem to indicate Mayor Raymond Harris should be assassinated.
Billiot was processed and released on a $7,500 bond to appear in Third Ward City Court.
She was also ordered to stay away from Mayor Harris and his family.
McGuire said police received several phone calls from persons concerned about the threat. It was reportedly posted after the city elections Saturday when Harris won his third term to office.
Harris was not specifically named in the post on Facebook. The statement was reportedly, “I say JFK assassination.”
Detectives interviewed Billiot and she did say the statement was concerning Mayor Harris, McGuire said.
The post also contained a racially-charged term that was not part of the charge.
McGuire said she does not recall any similar local incidents or arrests during her career in law enforcement.