Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Man Accused of Making Threats against Police

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Man Accused of Making Threats against Police

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An Elkview man was arrested Monday after police say they watched a video appearing to show him saying "the only good cops out there are dead cops." Matthew Lane Furby, 26, is charged with making threats of terroristic acts. He also allegedly spit on police officers and is charged with assault.

Furby's mouth was covered by a "spit mask" on Monday afternoon when he was brought to Kanawha Magistrate Court for arraignment. Magistrate Pete Lopez set bail at $100,000.

It was early Monday morning when Furby allegedly posted a sometimes incoherent rant on Facebook about police officers.

The post reads "Kill em all first, especially before they kill you while your hands are in the air saying don't shoot I'm unarmed."

In the video, he says, "the only good cops out there are dead cops. Everyone load up and be prepared to go to war because if we don't take a stand now they'll kill us all. Rise up, fight for your guns and don't take no sh--. Don't hesitate to fire because they won't hesitate to fire on you. …

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