State v. Knotts (Per Curiam Opinion)Annotate this Case
After making threatening statements to employees of a credit union Petitioner was arrested and charged with the offense of threats of terrorist acts in violation of W. Va. Code 61-6-24. Following a bench trial, the circuit court found sufficient evidence to sustain a conviction of a terrorist threat. Petitioner appealed, arguing that the circuit court erred when it found that his statements amounted to a threat against the civilian population under the statute. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the circuit court’s determination that Petitioner knowingly and willfully threatened to commit a terrorist act.