Hate crime suspect in custody


A Highland County man who authorities say was plotting to kill women at an unnamed state university because they wouldn't date him was arrested Wednesday. Officials confirmed they had taken 21-year-old Tres Genco of Hillsboro into custody for plotting a hate crime and illegal possession of a machine gun. Genco self-identified to Police as a member of an online community of men who blame women for denying their romantic advances. Genco allegedly purchased tactical gloves, a bulletproof vest, a hoodie bearing the word “revenge,” cargo pants, a bowie knife, a skull face-mask, two Glock 17 magazines, a 9mm Glock 17 clip and a holster clip concealed carry for a Glock. He also allegedly wrote a manifesto, stating he would "slaughter" women "out of hatred, jealousy, and revenge," Genco was previously sentenced in October 2020 to 17-months in prison for making terroristic threats but was released in January of this year.


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