CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County man told his counselor he wanted to take a gun to a Sissonville High School football game and start shooting, police said Friday night.
Shawn Patrick Foglesong, 40, of Sissonville, met with Jonathan Proctor, a counselor at Highland Hospital in Charleston, on Sept. 14, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Foglesong told Proctor he was having homicidal ideation and was "thinking of killing someone, up close and personal," according to the complaint.
He said that he was scared he might wear a mask to a Sissonville High School football game and open fire hoping to commit suicide by drawing police fire, according to the complaint.
Foglesong didn't identify those he intended to kill, but said they were "bad people" and one in particular was a "sexual predator," according to the complaint.
He allegedly said he wanted to commit the violent act around Halloween because no one would question his decision to wear a mask.
After the meeting, Proctor called Charleston police and reported what he allegedly heard to Cpl. R. Smith. Smith handed the investigation to Kanawha County sheriff's Detective S.D. Snuffer, who arrested Foglesong Friday night and charged him with making terrorist threats, which is a felony.
"Medical personnel are among the group of professionals that, when clients threaten harm, they must make a report to local police," sheriff's Capt. Sean Crosier said. "When detectives learned of the threats, they immediately began their investigation, obtained a warrant and arrested Foglesong at his home without incident."
Foglesong was arraigned Friday night before Kanawha County Magistrate Kim Aaron. Aaron ordered Foglesong held in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $125,000 surety bond.
If convicted, Foglesong faces a fine of no less than $5,000 and no more than $25,000. He also faces prison time of no less than one year and no more than three.
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