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December 16, 2017

Ringgold threat trial ordered

George Shallen-berger leaves the district court in McMurray following his preliminary hearing Tuesday.

By KRISTIE LINDEN

klinden@yourmvi.com

A Finleyville man’s Facebook posts amounted to just “spouting off,” his defense attorney argued Tuesday, but a prosecutor contends they were threats to Ringgold School District teachers.

George Shallenberger, 44, underwent a preliminary hearing Tuesday in McMurray before Magisterial District Judge James Ellis, who ordered him to stand trial in Washington County Court on charges of terroristic threats causing evacuation and terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another.

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