Douglasville, GA – Police have charged a black woman in Georgia for putting threatening, “racially-charged” notes that purported to be from the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) into her neighbors’ mailboxes.
The Douglasville Police Department said the first notes were received on Dec. 21, 2020 by residents on Manning Drive in the Brookmont neighborhood in Douglasville, WGCL reported.
Police said the notes claimed to be from a white man who was a member of the KKK, the Independent reported.
“The notes threatened to burn their houses down and kill them and said that they didn’t belong in the neighborhood,” Douglasville Police Detective Nathan Shumaker said.
Residents got more threatening notes Feb. 17, Feb. 22, March 1, and March 3.
“I received one two days ago and I was alarmed at what I read,” a Douglasville father told WGCL in March.
“The letter is using the n-word, talking about the KKK, hanging people, killing kids, killing whole families, and setting houses on fire,” the man said.
There was a six-month break before another note came on Sept. 6, according to WGCL.
The notes were received by at least seven black residents in the Brookmont community.
Some of the notes talked about killing children and hanging people, WGCL reported.
Douglasville police investigated but said they initially didn’t have much to go on.
However, that changed when investigators found evidence on the Sept. 6 note linking it back to the home of 30-year-old Terresha Lucas, a black woman who lived in the neighborhood, WGCL reported.
Investigators said that tone, handwriting, and verbiage all indicated that Lucas had written all of the notes that were received, the Independent reported.
Officials said detectives obtained search warrants for Lucas’ home and there they found additional evidence that linked her to the threatening and racist notes.
Lucas, who described herself as a six-foot-tall white man with a red beard, has been charged with eight counts of making terroristic threats, WGCL reported.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said she turned herself and was denied bond when she made her first court appearance on Thursday morning, according to the Independent.