Former Bolivar Officer Appears in Court for Facebook Threats

Former Bolivar Officer Appears in Court for Facebook Threats

A former Bolivar Police Officer accused of posting threats on Facebook faced a judge Tuesday. Trent Wilbanks is charged with two counts of harassment.
BOLIVAR, TN (abc24.com) - A former Bolivar Police Officer accused of posting threats on Facebook faced a judge Tuesday. Trent Wilbanks is charged with two counts of harassment. Investigators say he posted threats directed at law enforcement in Hardeman County. Police say he also threatened his wife, as well as teachers at Bolivar Elementary.

Wilbanks worked as an Investigator with the Hardeman County Sheriff's Department for 11 years. He's also worked as a cop with the Bolivar Police Department and in Whiteville. He was fired from the BPD last August.

Lewis Mynatt lives next door to Wilbanks. He told abc24.com, "It's not unusual for him."
One post warns the Sheriff's Department "You best lock and load boys cause I'm coming with a vengeance."

"I don't like that because it probably scares everybody," Mynatt says, "He's gone loony off the track. I don't know what's happened to him since he got fired."

Wilbanks is being held in the Hardeman County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
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