Baker County man arrested for making threats, posing with guns on social media

Posted at 11:00 AM, Mar 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-25 20:09:26-04

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man was arrested after making threats and posing with various weapons on social media.  

Brandon Yancey, 44, was arrested and taken to the Baker County Detention Center on March 24. 

Saturday, the Baker County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a situation where Yancey was making threats via social media and was picturing himself posing with various weapons. 

The weapons ranged from handguns to shotguns, and assault style rifles.

The recipient of the messages from Yancey provided screen shots of the conversation where Yancey stated, “Thinking about doing something. Do not know if I should. Recent events say go for it”. 

Deputies learned that Yancey had recently been fired by his employer for sexual harassment. Deputies believed that Yancey might have been distraught over being terminated and was possibly seeking retaliation. 

On Saturday around 1:39 p.m. deputies talked with Yancey and his family at his home, which he shares with his parents.  

Deputies spoke with Yancey about the threats and recent images posted on his Facebook page. Yancey confirmed that he did post pictures of himself displaying guns while on social media, however, he denied specifically threatening anyone. He also admitted to being fired from his job.

Yancey described to deputies various amounts of guns that were his and were inside of the home. 

According to the Baker County Sheriff's Office, consent to enter the home was denied by both Yancey and his parents. 

A search warrant was later prepared and served on the home of Yancey. 

During the search, numerous guns were found. The guns and items taken from the home and inside Yancey's bedroom included, but was not limited to, several assault style rifles, handguns, an AK-47 assault rifle, a black skull mask, gloves, and clothing. 

All which were in Yancey's pictures he posted to social media.  

He was arrested and transported to the Baker County Detention Center.