Man jailed after student threatened over "Star Wars" spoiler
HELENA, Mont. - An 18-year-old Helena man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation.
Arthur Charles Roy was charged with felony assault with a weapon Monday during an appearance in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court. He remains jailed with his bail set at $10,000.
Prosecutors allege Roy became angry Thursday when he learned details about the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," from a Facebook friend.
Court records said he sent the friend a picture of himself with a gun and threatened to come to the victim's school to shoot him.
Helena's alternative high school was locked down Friday morning. Police arrested Roy on Friday afternoon.
It's unclear whether Roy has obtained a lawyer. A public defender is representing him in an ongoing separate case.
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