Mental Exam Sought For Threat Suspect
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Federal prosecutors want a mental evaluation for a 19-year-old man charged with making threats in an online chat room to attack Oxford High School.
The Oxford Eagle reports that a judge has not ruled on the motion filed Wednesday.
Joshua Brandon Pillault of Oxford was arrested Monday.
Prosecutors say in court documents that Pillault made threats against the school while playing the online game, “Runescape” to other players in a chatroom conversation.
The threats were reported by a fellow “Runescape” player in Virginia who contacted the Oxford Police Department.
Pillault was allegedly using the screen name “Paul Gilbert” when he made the threats against the school.
Pillault is being held in an undisclosed location in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.