Houston Man Arrested for Alleged Terrorist Threat on the Fort Bend County Fair
HOUSTON, TX -- A Houston man who allegedly threatened the Fort Bend County Fair on social media has been arrested by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, the Fort Bend County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 text message advising that an unknown person had made an Instagram post which appeared to threaten the County Fair. The post was widely shared on Instagram and caused alarm to the Fort Bend County community who observed the post.
The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division identified the user of this Instagram account as Javon Otis Jackson. Jackson admitted to making the post. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jackson, who has been charged with Terrorist Threat—a Class B misdemeanor. He is currently in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
“We have zero tolerance when it comes to the safety of our citizens and visitors,” said Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan. “If anyone has any suspicions concerning someone making a threat of any kind, report it to local law enforcement immediately.”