Chris Cooper Managing Editor
February 28, 2014
An 18-year-old Logan County High School student was arrested on Monday, Feb. 24 at the school on charges of threatening and following a female student.
Trenton Dale Willis was charged with second degree terroristic threatening and second degree stalking after he admitted to police he wanted to harm the girl.
According to the arrest report, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the high school after they were made aware that Willis had made threatening comments towards a fellow student in front of two witnesses.
After reading Willis his Miranda rights, the suspect admitted to detectives to making the comments of wanting to murder the female student. He further explained that he had thought about conducting the murder with a knife (cutting her throat), strangling her with a rope, or running over her with his vehicle. He further stated he had thought about doing it at the school, according to the report.
Willis admitted to following the female student on Friday, Feb. 21 from Logan County High School to Tractor Supply Company (TSC) in Russellville, but drove by the store as she pulled into the parking lot. He later returned. According to the arrest report, Willis admitted to being obsessed with the female.
Willis was taken into custody and lodged in the Logan County Detention and held under a $10,000 bond. He is currently out awaiting the trial process.
Special instructions by the judge call for Willis to have no contact with the alleged victim and complaining witnesses, and stay 500 feet away from her, her family, her home and Logan County High School.