ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WFMY) -- In a Friday afternoon news conference, Sheriff Terry Johnson and District Attorney Pat Nadolski announced an arrest made regarding a threat directed at the Historical Court House/Monument area in Graham.

Thomas Lee Jeffries, 25, was taken into custody around 1 p.m. on Friday in Graham.

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According to Alamance Co. Sheriff Terry Johnson, Jeffries was charged for posting, "Let's go tear the statue down" and "let's just blow the whole courthouse up" on social media.

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The arrest came after a collaborative investigation among law enforcement and the District Attorney. Alamance County authorities say they've put extensive hours into monitoring social media.

'We will not tolerate destruction of property or harming of others," Johnson said.