The FBI says Facebook posts led them to a suspected member of the United Bloods Nation gang.
Kedrick Alriet Wright, 20, was charged Wednesday with felon in possession of a firearm. The FBI says they found multiple Facebook posts on his account showing him holding guns and making threats on the social media platform.
Wright has previously been convicted of breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit common law robbery.
In an affidavit the FBI says it found photos of Wright on Facebook holding two assault weapons with high capacity magazines. The gun in his right hand appears to be an AK-47 rifle and an SKS rifle in his left hand.
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In a Dec. 23, 2015, post, Wright reportedly posted a picture of himself sitting in a chair with a pistol in his lap. One day later, he captioned a Facebook photo saying, “Walkin thru the mall dolo with 18 shots.”
On Jan. 1, Wright uploaded a video of himself shirtless, shooting a pistol approximately 15 times in a neighborhood, according to the affidavit. Another video was reportedly posted three days later from his mother’s home of him lifting his shirt and showing a pistol tucked into his pants.
The FBI says they also found violent, threatening posts on his Facebook account such as, “I’m inchin to kill, give me a reason I will, I’ll end the beef with the steel!”
His most recent post to Facebook, on Feb. 1, says, “Deactivating my fb.”
Wright was arrested Wednesday, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.