'Concerning' Snapchat post leads to Lyme man's arrest

Victor Farrell
Victor Farrell

Old Lyme — State police have arrested a 19-year-old who allegedly sent a “concerning” Snapchat post to several friends and Lyme-Old Lyme High School students Tuesday.

Victor Farrell of 25 Honey Hill Road, Lyme, is facing a charge of second-degree breach of peace because of the post, which he said he inadvertently sent to multiple people.

Police did not describe the post but said it alarmed students and parents, who believed it could be referring to the high school. In a message sent out to the Lyme-Old Lyme community, Superintendent Ian Neviaser said the post said "no survivors."

In talking to police, Farrell, who is not a Lyme-Old Lyme student, said he had no ill intent when he sent the post.

Farrell now has 19 cases pending in court. Many of them stem from a monthslong vandalism spree in the Lyme-Old Lyme area, in connection with which he was arrested in March last year. Farrell also is accused of leading police on a multi-town chase in September.

Farrell posted a $500 surety bond in his most recent case and is due April 5 in New London Superior Court.

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