(MARCH 10) Today, Kerrville Chief of Police John M. Young, Jr., announced that a Kerrville resident, Jeremiah Krakowski, was arrested for causing the Police to react to statements he made on Facebook threatening to kill the President of the United States and any “cop” that comes to his residence.
On March 2, 2011, Kerrville Police Department’s Special Crimes Unit was notified by the San Antonio Police Department Intelligence Unit that Krakowski was making threats on Facebook about wanting to kill the President of the United States and Kerrville police officers. The U.S. Secret Service was notified by the SAPD intelligence Unit about Krakowski’s threats.
On March 3, 2011, the Special Crimes Unit, after coordinating with U.S. Secret Service, located Jeremiah Krakowski at a local bar in Kerrville and detained him for investigation concerning his terroristic threats. The US Secret Service sent two Special Agents to Kerrville to interview Krakowski.
During the interview Krakowski admitted to the Secret Service that he had made the threats in Facebook against former President George W. Bush and President Obama, and any “cop” that came to his resident in Kerrville. In this email Krakowski refers to himself as a “terrorist.”
Krakowski also, admitted to making threats against the Kerrville Police Department and other city officials in another email forum, Info-Wars, on January 26, 2011.
Krakowski gave the Secret Service consent to search his vehicle, residence and place of employment. A search of those locations resulted in the seizure of a laptop computer from the vehicle, a desktop computer from the place of employment; and from his residence, an AR-15 .223 caliber rifle with two loaded magazines and a Glock 9mm handgun with two loaded magazines.
Krakowski was ultimately release pending investigation. The Secret Service is still investigating Krakowski and performing a forensic examination of the computers. The Secret Service is expected to present their investigation to the United States Attorney in San Antonio to determine if there will be federal prosecution.
The KPD Special Crimes Unit investigators then presented the information to the Kerr County Attorney. The Kerr County Attorney’s office authorized the filing of a complaint against Krakowski for Terrorist Threats in violation of Texas Criminal Penal Code 22.07.
An affidavit was filled against Krakowski with Municipal Court Judge Mark Prislovski and an arrest warrant was issued. The specific charge is Terroristic Threats. A $50,000 bond was set by the court.
Chief Young stated that “the Kerrville Police Department appreciates the cooperation from SAPD Intelligence for providing the initial information and the US Secret Service for the investigative support. We have had several occasions to conduct joint investigations with the SAPD and the Secret Service, all with successful outcomes. The Special Crimes Unit since it inception in 2006 has done an excellent job of investigating and arresting numerous drug users and traffickers effecting Kerrville. This instance is a prime example of SCU’s flexibility and timeliness in investigating allegations in a different area of concern.”