Social media post of Griggsville woman accused of threatening public official

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A Griggsville woman is accused of threatening a public official for a social media post.

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PITTSFIELD — A Griggsville woman is facing a charge of threatening a public official for a social media post.

The content of the message was not detailed, but Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood said investigators determined it was a threat to an official’s immediate family.

Threatening a public official or a human service provider is a crime.

Deputies arrested Rachelle R. Gress, 25, of Griggsville on Sunday. In his first court appearance on Monday, bail was set at $50,000 and Gress was named a public defender. A petition to revoke the bond was also issued; bail for this offense was set at $75,000.

Court records show that Gress was arrested on March 29 on warrants charging her with possession of methamphetamine and unauthorized videotaping or electronic communication harassment.

She remained housed in the Pike County Jail on Tuesday. Gress is next due in court on June 1.

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