Crime

Man wanted for threatening officer arrested in McHenry

JACKSON COUNTY -- A man wanted on a cyberstalking charge after officials accused him of threatening a state marine patrol officer has been arrested at his McHenry home.

Joey Jason Holliman was taken to the Jackson County jail Thursday night, said Keith Davis, the marine patrol chief with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Holliman was held on a $2,500 bond.

The Stone County sheriff's office assisted, Davis said.

Law enforcement officers in the coastal counties had been searching for Holliman since an arrest warrant was issued for him on Thursday.

Holliman posted a threatening remark to his Facebook page regarding Marine Patrol Officer Michael Strickland after Strickland gave Holliman three misdemeanor citations in a traffic stop on a Jackson County road on Wednesday, Davis said.

The MDMR began receiving tips about the Facebook post, Davis said, which led to an arrest warrant.

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