A social media post published late Monday night had citizens in Evans County upset and afraid after a woman posted that she was followed and taunted by a man wearing a ‘Jason’ mask while driving.
The social media post was shared more than 900 times in less than an hour Monday night and law enforcement agencies were inundated with calls Monday night and Tuesday morning.
AllOnGeorgia contacted every law enforcement agency in Evans county and spoke with Claxton Police and Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday and both agencies confirmed that no reports had been made with regard to a woman being tailgated or followed by anyone wearing a mask.
The Evans County Sheriff’s Office said that a tailgating incident was reported around 4:30 P.M. Monday, alleging that a man was pulling up beside the vehicle and laughing, but the Office did not have any report about a masked person. Though a deputy did respond to the 911 call on Highway 169, no contact was made with a suspect.
The incident does not appear to be gang-related.
AllOnGeorgia will update this story if more information becomes available.
January 23, 2019 at 1:28 pm
Thanks for the update, however to put her identity up there like that is very dangerous. She is now an easy target to get attacked and threats from people. That is more dangerous than you think. I myself have been a victim of social media attacks and it was not pretty and I am still trying to overcome it. So I please ask that you would take her identity down if you don’t mind.
January 23, 2019 at 2:05 pm
Tameka made a decision to post the social media post with the privacy setting of “public,” therefore it was available for everyone to see. She then filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office, and that is public record. Had I published that, her name and even more information would have been made available for everyone. As a courtesy, I redacted her last name, something I didn’t have to do, so I will not be further redacting anything else.
January 25, 2019 at 4:25 am
I believe her she ain’t got no reason to lie I’ve known her over 15 years and I know she’s telling the truth.They trying to cover it up to keep the town calmed instead of taking action.Shes a hero in my eyes.Real hero’s don’t get reconized.This situation could have went totally different.She spoke up she probably saved lives by speaking up.Aint no telling what would have happen if she didn’t.They would have found another victim to taunt or possibly do harm to.So instead of covering it up take action and make these guys pay for the crime they committed.She could have lost control of her car or anything.What got me so mad is that it happen on MLK day and from the story that is told by the reporter they trying to sweep this under the rug.If it was another race that wss involved they would have had Evans county swamped with law enforcement..
January 25, 2019 at 4:37 am
This is some bullshit y’all trying to cover a crime that was committed up.I see y’all ain’t let my first post go through cause I was speaking facts.Awaiting for moderation my ass y’all review my comment and didn’t let it go through.
January 25, 2019 at 6:07 am
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