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This man allegedly threatened the Cheese Shop after being fired. The charge he’s facing is pretty serious

Tijuan Lee Jones, 35, was arrested on Tuesday after making verbal threats to The Cheese Shop, according to police reports. (WYDaily/Google Maps)
Tijuan Lee Jones, 35, was arrested on Tuesday after making verbal threats to The Cheese Shop, according to police reports. (WYDaily/Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly threatening the Cheese Shop in downtown Williamsburg.

At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Williamsburg Police officers were dispatched to the restaurant after a former employee, Tijuan Lee Jones, 35, made threats toward the business, according to police reports.

Jones’ employment with the shop had been terminated before he made the alleged threatening statements.

Police spokesman Charles Ericsson declined to give specifics, only saying it was a “verbal threat.”

Ericsson did say officers did not find it necessary to evacuate the business based on the alleged threats.

Within a few minutes, officers were able to find Jones walking in the area near the business.

He is charged with felony threatening to bomb or damage a building.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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