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FDLE Statement on Rebekah Jones Search Warrant, gofundme Raises $153,000

Twitter and gofundme are on fire with the video captured on Monday, of FDLE agents serving a search warrant at the home of Rebekah Jones. In a tweet on Monday, Jones posted the video with this message, “There will be no update today. At 8:30 am this morning, state police came into my house and took all my hardware and tech. They were serving a warrant on my computer after DOH filed a complaint. They pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids.”

Just hours after the search warrant was served, Jones launched a gofund me page, which in just 17-Hours, has raised $153,000. Not too shabby.

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer services tweeted out, “Like most of you, I was shocked at what I saw on today’s video from @GeoRebekah. Knowing that children were in the home, police should have exercised extreme caution. I’ve spoken with @FDLEpio this evening to get to the bottom of this situation and understand the facts.”

On Monday. The FDLE responded with the statement below:

‘Regarding the warrant served this morning at the residence of Rebekah Jones, former Department of Health employee, FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen provides this statement.
 
“Our investigation began last month following a complaint by Florida Department of Health that a person illegally hacked into their emergency alert system.  As part of our investigation, FDLE agents served a search warrant this morning at the Centerville Court residence where Ms. Jones lives after determining the home was the location that the unauthorized message was sent from. 
 
Agents knocked and called Ms. Jones both announcing the search warrant and encouraging her to cooperate.  Ms. Jones refused to come to the door for 20 minutes and hung-up on agents. 
 
After several attempts, Ms. Jones allowed agents inside.  Agents entered the home in accordance with normal protocols and seized several devices that will be forensically analyzed.   At no time were weapons pointed at anyone in the home.  Any evidence will be referred to the State Attorney for prosecution as appropriate.”’

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