Texas man accused of threatening MS public officials now in custody

Texas man accused of threatening MS public officials now in custody
Andrew Easterling. Source: HPD

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - A Texas man wanted for making threats against public officials and state employees in Mississippi is now in custody.

According to Hattiesburg police, Andrew Easterling was taken into custody late Monday night by authorities in Bastrop, Texas.

Easterling is currently being held in Bastrop, and is awaiting extradition.

Police asked residents to be on the lookout after Easterling was accused of making threats against public officials and state employees on Facebook last week.

Easterling indicated at the time of the threats that he was going to visit family in Forrest County.

Anyone with any additional information on this suspect or case can contact HPD at 601-545-4971.