Wednesday, May 8, 2013
He faces charges in connection with a similar threat in January.
The man arrested Tuesday after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of courthouses in Cobb and Cherokee counties faces five new charges in connection with a similar threat in January. Cherokee investigators had already secured arrest warrants for Jody Wilson for the Jan. 2 and May 7 threats. Cobb authorities stopped short of linking him to the earlier threat, and only charged him in connection with Tuesday's incident. Today, that changed. In Cobb, Wilson now faces charges that include two counts of transmitting a false public alarm; two counts of preventing or disrupting lawful meetings, gatherings or processions; two counts of intimidation or injury of grand or petit or court officers; two counts of false statements in writing; and two …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
He faces charges in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
The home of the Woodstock man in custody in connection with a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of courthouses in Cobb and Cherokee counties was in foreclosure, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said late this afternoon. Moments after Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn announced charges against 45-year-old Jody John Wilson during an afternoon press conference, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jay Baker issued a press release indicating that Wilson's home in the 7000 block of Surrey Drive "was scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps." Detectives, he said, "believe that was the motive of the bomb threats." About 10:55 a.m. today, investigators with the Cobb County Sheriff's …
Just before 1 p.m. today, Col. Milton Beck with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office told Patch that officials had someone in custody.
The person in custody in connection with today's bomb threat is the owner of a local restaurant across from the Cobb County Courthouse, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Just before 1 p.m. today, Col. Milton Beck with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office told Patch that officials had someone in custody, but did not elaborate because Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn had scheduled a 4 p.m. press conference outside the new Cobb County Courthouse on Haynes Street. The MDJ learned that the person is Jody Wilson of Woodstock. Wilson is the owner of The Starlight Café. According to online jail records, he was arrested around 3 p.m. today. The Cobb County Courthouse and Cherokee Justice Center were evacuated …
Around 11 a.m., someone called the Cobb 911 Center and said "there was a bomb threat for Cherokee and the Cobb County Courthouses."
A spokesman with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office said officials have someone in custody in connection with today's bomb threat, which forced the evacuation of the Cobb County Courthouse and the Cherokee Justice Center. "We've got somebody in custody," Col. Milton Beck just told Patch. A press conference with Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn is scheduled for later this afternoon, he said. No other details were immediately available. The Cobb County Courthouse and Cherokee Justice Center have been evacuated. "Around 11 a.m., there was a call into the Cobb 911 Center stating that there was a bomb threat for Cherokee and the Cobb County courthouses," said Marietta Police spokesman David Baldwin. "Both courthouses have …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A building was locked down late Wednesday morning due to an anonymous bomb threat.
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Wednesday, January 2
Updated, 1:34 p.m. The Marietta Daily Journal is reporting that there no longer is a threat, and that entry to the courthouse building is not being restricted after a search of the area. Orginal story: A Cobb courthouse building was evacuated Wednesday morning after an anonymous bomb threat was issued, according to Marietta Police. Police said that Haynes Street and Waddell Street are closed as the investigation into the threat continues. Fox 5 Atlanta reported that the Cobb threat came in around 10:14 a.m. Multiiple media reports also indicate that a similar threat and evacuation has taken place at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Canton-Sixes Patch is reporting that threat has turned out to be a hoax. Patch will continue to update the …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Authorities suspect that a 14-year-old boy allegedly made "extremely dangerous" explosive devices; a Kennesaw man went missing in the North Georgia mountains—take a look at headlines from around Marietta and Atlanta.
The situation at a River Green home where authorities suspect that a 14-year-old boy allegedly made "extremely dangerous" explosive devices was "dysfunctional," Canton Police Chief Bob Merchant said this afternoon. "When you have juveniles engaging in this type of behavior, and you have parents or adults that elect, for whatever reason, not to get involved, that's not a normal situation," he said. Read more at Canton-Sixes Patch. Gwinnett County Police were called to a SWAT standoff at the Shell gas station at the intersection of Buford Drive and Russell Road at about 10am. An armed man was reportedly in a vehicle at the gas station. He allegedly was beating a female in his car and eventually let her go after police intervention. The …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Here is a roundup of news from Marietta and the surrounding area on Tuesday, June 12.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Valtrez Stewart of Chicago pleaded guilty to mailing false bomb threats to Northview High School, Marietta High School, Stephenson Middle School and Meadowcreek High School.
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Monday, June 11, 2012
The man who placed school officials, parents and students in fear by mailing bomb threats to Atlanta area middle and high schools, including Marietta High School, was sentenced Thursday. Valtrez Stewart, 29, of Chicago, pleaded guilty on Jan. 27, 2012, to mailing false bomb threats to Northview High School, Marietta High School, Stephenson Middle School and Meadowcreek High School. “It is disturbing that this individual threatened children and wasted law enforcement resources as part of his retaliation scheme," Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, said in a press release. "Every bomb threat is taken seriously and, as the defendant learned today, there are serious consequences whether …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Today's PatchCast also includes news about the Paulding County school budget.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
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