Black teen charged with threatening to kill other Blacks at Alabama county fair

Published 7:34 pm Thursday, October 6, 2022

Police said Thursday that a Black teenager was responsible for making racial threats online to shoot Black people at an Alabama county fair.

Opelika police said the investigation into the threats began on September 19 after people reported seeing the threats to Black attendees of the Lee County Fair.

Officials were able to trace the social media account to a residence in Lafayette, Alabama.

The person who made the post said that he and his friends were “coming to Opelika Alabama fair to kill every NEGRO that we lay eye contact on so be prepared. WHITE POWER.”

Through the investigation, 18-year-old Pharrell Smith was developed as a suspect.

On Thursday, the City of Lafayette Police Department arrested Smith on unrelated charges.

Once he is released from their custody, Smith will be extradited to the Lee County Justice Center where he will be arrested on a terroristic threat charge.