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Darlington Man Arrested for Threatening to Use Weapon of Mass Destruction
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Darlington Man Arrested for Threatening to Use Weapon of Mass Destruction

By
Sheriff Tony Chavis
May 13, 2020

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested Michael Donavan Avin, 46, of Darlington, following an investigation into threatening telephone messages left at the Darlington Raceway.  Investigators allege Avin called the Darlington Raceway on April 27 leaving the messages.  Investigators also allege Avin had indicated in a letter written to another location in Darlington County he had access to 125 tons of bomb making materials.

Avin is charged with possession, threatened or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for act of terrorism, not resulting in death.  Avin is currently in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.  This case remains under investigation.

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