Independence man charged with making threats against NKY schools

Posted at 4:45 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 16:45:17-04

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Police arrested a man who they said made threats against Northern Kentucky schools.

Billy Jones Jr., 19, of Independence, "made explicit threats, though they were not directed toward a specific school," police said in a news release Monday. 

Police located Jones in an apartment on Alan Court in Florence Monday. After brief negotiations, Jones surrendered. In the apartment, police said they recovered a handgun that had been stolen in Campbellsburg.

Jones is facing charges of terroristic threatening and receiving stolen property- firearm. 

He's being held in the Kenton County Detention Center.