Augusta teen charged after radio host threatened

 

An Augusta teen was charged Monday with threatening a talk radio show host.

The 16-year-old was charged with making terroristic threats against WGAC host Austin Rhodes, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Rhodes called authorities about 11 p.m. Sunday and said someone had threatened him through Facebook. Rhodes said that he recently had discussed a drive-by shooting in Augusta on his show and that it had sparked a conversation on his professional Facebook page, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The poster, later identified as the teen, wrote: “The Austin Rhodes show gone be dead on my life,” according to the report. The teen also mentioned Rhodes’ wife and threatened to go get him, according to the report.

Rhodes saved the comments before the teen deleted them. He provided deputies copies of the comments.

The teen was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday and transferred to the Regional Youth Detention Center, according to Morris.

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