Jones County Sheriff's Department claims deputy's Facebook hacked after threatening message

Jones County Major Jamie Tedford looks at the Facebook post he believes was hacked by a convicted felon.
Jones County Major Jamie Tedford looks at the Facebook post he believes was hacked by a convicted felon.

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Facebook message sent from the account of a Jones County Sheriff's deputy to a wanted criminal is being questioned for its validity.

The message appeared to be sent around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon from the account of deputy Brennon Chancellor.

Part of the message read: "if I find you its end bad" (sic) and "I promise if I get you I'll see to it you don't ever breath another breath" (sic).

The message was allegedly sent to a convicted felon wanted for questioning. The felon, 29-year-old Christopher Travis Gray, said he received the message from Chancellor around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Gray said he then posted it to the Jones County Sheriff's Department Facebook page, and it was removed from their account soon after.

Chancellor claimed he did not send the message, stating his Facebook account was hacked. He showed an e-mail notification from Facebook that said his account was used on a new browser or device to back up that claim.

The e-mail Chancellor received said the new login happened at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday, which was almost seven hours after Gray said he received the message. Chancellor said he cleared his login history once he received the e-mail Tuesday night, and he said he did not have a notification from an unknown login at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chancellor later said he also found a Facebook account under his name that he said was not created by him and listed him in Ellisville.

Jones County Maj. Jamie Tedford said he believed Chancellor's claims, and he said the incorrect grammar in the post from Chancellor's account was unlike the grammar he has seen Chancellor use during the deputy's almost two years with the department.

Tedford said Gray is a repeat offender and has been wanted since earlier this year for questioning in a felony burglary case.

If you have information on Gray's whereabouts, call 601-425-3147.