A multi-agency operation has yielded the arrest of a suspect wanted for cyber stalking and communicating threats.
The Pinehurst Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, The Aberdeen Police Department’s Tip Line, The State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation apprehended Jason Andrew Thompson today for cyber stalking and communicating threats against FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, according to a news release from The Village of Pinehurst.
Thompson, 48, from a U.S. Highway 1 address in Aberdeen, was taken into custody of the Pinehurst Police Department without incident and was released to the Moore County Magistrate.
FirstHealth CEO, David Kilarski, sent out a letter to employees addressing the incident.
“FirstHealth’s administration takes any threat against our staff, patients or visitors very seriously. To make sure we always respond to these threats in the most effective manner, we will review our response to this specific threat with our law enforcement partners. We will work closely with them to make sure we continue to take all the appropriate and prudent steps in the interest of safety,” said Kilarski. “This threat, and recent tragedy in Florida, remind us that we must all be watchful for potential threats to the safety and security of our patients and staff. If you see something or hear something, please take immediate action and notify your supervisor or security. Special thanks to the Moore Regional Hospital Security Department for leading our incident response today.”
Thompson was placed under a $20,000 secured bond.
This operation is a continuing investigation and law enforcement is asking anyone who has additional information to contact the Pinehurst Police Department’s Tip Line at 910-429-1654.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.