EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton man faces charges for allegedly posting what officials called an "alarming message" on a social networking site.
Madison County Sheriff's deputies arrested 29-year-old Joshua Michael Clark Tuesday after they were tipped off to a possible threat posted on Clark's Facebook page.
According to police, Clark had posted, "Hey Madison County Courthouse, tick, tick, tick...boom."
Deputies interviewed Clark, and said that he confessed to posting the message. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
Police said the threat was not legitimate and there was no bomb or device found.