Created: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:50:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:27:17 EST
A Milledgeville man heads to prison after being convicted earlier in the week for making terroristic threats on his Facebook account.
33-year-old Steven Martin received the maximum state penalty in Baldwin County and is heading to state prison. Nearly a year ago, Martin posted on his Facebook account about wanting to be famous and not caring how he achieves those goals. This included “to walk into an elementary school and shoot someone, so I will achieve temporary celebrity.”
Investigators did not find any evidence but Martin was arrested because the comment was deemed a threat.
"I think the post got away with him and he communicated a threat that everyone took very seriously.” Maj. John Davis with the Milledgeville Police Department said. “The long line of ramblings on his Facebook page, the history of mental illness, I also think plays a big portion in this."
Martin is sentenced to five years with two in prison. When Martin is released, he is not allowed on social media, own weapons and explosives or be near schools. He'll also receive mandatory health counseling.