Man arrested for bomb threats in Cobb and Cherokee Counties

5:14 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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CANTON, Ga. -- Police arrested a man for making bomb threats at the Cherokee and Cobb County courthouses Tuesday.

Cobb County authorities arrested Jody Wilson, 45 years old of Woodstock, and charged him in connection with the Cobb County bomb threat.

Wilson is also accused of calling in a similar bomb threat on both courthouses in January. 

According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker, it appears that Wilson's Cherokee County home was in foreclosure and was scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps.  Detectives believe that was the motive of the bomb threats.

Cherokee Sheriff's detectives have charged Wilson with 2 counts of Transmitting a False Public Alarm, 2 counts of Preventing or Disrupting Lawful Meetings, Gatherings, or Processions, 2 counts of Intimidation or Injury of Grand or Petit or Court Officer and 2 counts of Terroristic Threats or Acts. 

The Cherokee County courthouse was evacuated after a bomb threat Tuesday morning.  Baker said the threat was called in to Cobb County 911 during foreclosure sales at the courthouse.

Both the historic courthouse and the Cherokee County Justice Center were searched, but no bomb was ever found.

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