OROVILLE (CBS13) – A Butte County man is under arrest after he allegedly sent text messages threatening a mass shooting at a casino.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted by the Yuba City Police Department about the investigation. Detectives say they had learned about a local man who had allegedly sent someone text messages threatening a mass shooting and suicide at a casino.

Wade Burnside's booking photo. (Credit: Butte County Sheriff's Office)

Wade Burnside’s booking photo. (Credit: Butte County Sheriff’s Office)

Detectives say the exact casino threatened is not clear.

Investigators were able to identify the alleged sender as 26-year-old Oroville resident Wade Burnside. Deputies were soon at Burnside’s home along Mitchell Avenue.

Deputies soon found a cellphone during a probation search of the home. Deputies say Burnside eventually admitted to sending the texts.

Burnside was arrested and is now facing charges of terrorist threats, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and drug possession.


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