Black woman is charged with posing as Ku Klux Klan member and posting notes to seven African-American neighbors threatening to burn down their homes and kill their children
- Terresha Lucas, 30, was charged last week by police in Douglasville, Georgia
- Lucas, a black woman, was charged with 8 counts of making terroristic threats
- Lucas allegedly sent threatening notes to families posing as white KKK member
- Letters allegedly contain N-word as well as threats to ‘hang people, burn homes’
- At least seven families in Brookmont subdivision reported receiving letters
- First letters were sent back in December and continued until last month
- Police did not say what evidence led them to arrest Lucas last week
Police in an Atlanta suburb have arrested a 30-year-old black woman who allegedly sent letters to several African-American families claiming to be a white Ku Klu Klan member who was going to burn down their homes and kill their children.
Terresha Lucas has been charged with eight counts of making terroristic threats, according to the Douglasville, Georgia Police Department.
No contact information was available for Lucas. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney.
Investigators allege that Lucas wrote letters describing herself as a ‘six-feet-tall white male with a long, red beard who did not live in the neighborhood.’
In March, residents of the Brookmont subdivision of Manning Drive in Douglasville, some 23 miles west of Atlanta, began receiving threatening, racist letters in the mail.
‘I received one two days ago and I was alarmed at what I read,’ one resident told CBS46 News.
‘The letter is using the N-word, talking about the KKK, hanging people, killing kids, killing whole families, and setting houses on fire.’
Police in an Atlanta suburb have arrested a 30-year-old black woman who allegedly sent letters to several African-American families claiming to be a white Ku Klu Klan member who was going to burn down their homes and kill their children. The letters were sent to homes in Douglasville, Georgia (above)
Terresha Lucas has been charged with eight counts of making terroristic threats, according to the Douglasville, Georgia Police Department
At least seven families reported receiving the threatening letters.
The first letters were sent to two homes back in December of last year, according to investigators.
Douglas Police Detective Nathan Shumaker said that the letters were left in the mailboxes at night and found the next day.
Similar threatening letters that police said had the same tone and verbiage were reported on February 17, February 22, March 1, and March 3.
Six months went by without any letters until another note was reportedly received on September 6.
Police spent months investigating the matter, going door-to-door and checking doorbell cameras.
Investigators also handed out flyers to residents asking for information.
The break in the case came last month on Labor Day. Police said they obtained evidence linking the letters to Lucas’ home, though the department did not specify.
Records posted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office indicate that Lucas was booked into jail.
She faces eight felony charges of terroristic threats and acts. Each count carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of $5,000.