POSTED: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A New Jersey man is accused of sending threatening messages on Facebook to several young people across his home state.
Craig Wyatt Jr., 20, was arrested by the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit.
Investigators say charges are pending from nearly two dozen law enforcement agencies.
Wyatt told his victims they had a few weeks left to live, so they should spend their time wisely, according to investigators.
The investigation into the Facebook threats began to unfold in July, when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified the New Jersey State Police that someone going by the name Jimmy Raketerra sent a threatening message to a juvenile from Browns Mills.
On August 3rd state police detectives were contacted by the Voorhees Township Police Department for assistance with four separate juvenile victims receiving threats via Facebook.
A bulletin was sent to all New Jersey Law Enforcement agencies to find out if there were other victims.
21 police departments located victims, some adult females, who said they had been threatened by the same person.
Detectives identified Wyatt as the suspect.
They interviewed Wyatt at his home on September 20.
Investigators say Wyatt admitted to using multiple Facebook accounts, email addresses and phone numbers to communicate with his victims.
Wyatt is charged with multiple counts of terroristic threats, theft of services and harassment.
He is in the Atlantic County Jail on $35,000 bail.