Louisiana man accused of delivering months-worth of racist terror threats at black church

Source: Unsplash; Shreveport police

Oct. 11 2021, Published 9:23 a.m. ET

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A Shreveport man is facing hate-crime charges and authorities say they found a series of racist notes left at a church.

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David Tefertiller, 67, was charged with terrorizing and committing a hate crime. Shreveport Police said five handwritten notes, “described as being alternately racist and threatening,” were thrown outside Greenwood Acres Full Gospel Baptist Church on Greenwood Road this year, according to KPVI 6 News.

“One threatened to kill Blacks and others made profane comments about Blacks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black Lives Matter,” authorities said and reported by the station.

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The investigation began Sept. 30 when Shreveport Police officers were dispatched to Greenwood Acres Full Gospel Baptist Church in the 7400 block of Greenwood Road on reports of the church receiving terroristic threats and letters that contained racist statements.

The church reportedly received random letters since January but became increasingly more frequent, according to

Shreveport police said Tefertiller was standing outside his residence on Greenwood Road when they arrived and he was arrested without incident.

Tefertiller, who now has bonded out of jail, and is set to return to court on Nov. 2.


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