Threats via Snapchat lead to arrest

A Grambling man was arrested during the early morning hours of July 5 for improper telecommunications.

Ruston Police responded to a possible home invasion call, where they found the victim in the bathroom of the residence. The victim stated Kendal Harper, 19, came to a friend’s get-together after threatening the victim over social media.

The victim stated Harper had sent sexual messages via Snapchat and after not receiving a response from the victim, Harper’s messages turned threatening. On five separate snaps, Harper threatened to kill the victim. A witness was able to confirm it was Harper sending the messages.

Harper said he just met the victim recently and sent no inappropriate or threatening messages. He said he had no anger or malice toward the victim.

Harper was booked for improper telecommunications and simple assault. 

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