STARKVILLE — A former employee of the CVS pharmacy in Starkville faces a felony charge for posting a terroristic threat toward the store on social media.
Orson Shelton, 53, of West Point, was arrested Saturday for “unlawfully and willingly” making threats on social media after he had resigned from the Starkville store on Highway 12 on April 20. According to the arrest affidavit, Shelton’s post read, “When a person is passed over or feels unappreciated on their jobs, a work place shooting may be eminent. OK?”
Both the Starkville and West Point locations closed Thursday due to the threat, but both were reopened the next day. Store management at the locations would not comment to The Dispatch and CVS corporate media relations did not respond to requests for comment by press time.
Shelton is being held in Oktibbeha County Jail with bond set at $100,000.