Man arrested for terroristic threats

Sheriff Jeffrey Paden would like to announce that his office has charged Gabriel D. Blackledge, age 18 of Cambridge with Making Terroristic Threats, a felony of the third degree. These charges stem from an investigation that that was initiated after the Meadowbrook High School Officials notified the School Resource Deputy that Blackledge may have intentions of conducting a school shooting. The Deputy then contacted Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division whom initiated an investigation into these threats. Investigators working in conjunction with staff from the Rolling Hills School District and the Guernsey County Prosecutor’s Office, it was determined that enough evidence existed to charge Blackledge. Detectives are continuing to investigate these threats, as Blackledge remains incarcerated in the Guernsey County Jail. Anyone with further information into these threats urged to contact Sgt. Bill Patterson of the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office at 740-439-6320.