Thursday, May 9, 2013
Jody Wilson 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. That changed on Wednesday. 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 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Jody John Wilson faces charges in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
The home of the 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 Tuesday afternoon. Moments after Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn announced charges against 45-year-old Jody John Wilson of Woodstock during a 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. Tuesday, investigators with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office …
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 …
Monday, August 20, 2012
No evacuations were required and the area was cleared within two hours.
Cobb Fire Department responded to a 9:30 a.m. call about a suspicious package on Keith Avenue in Mableton on Monday. A contractor working to repair a fence reported the package, which was marked "warning" and "radioactive," found in a carport of a nearby house. The contractor said the box had a foul odor. Cobb Fire Lt. Daniel Dupree said Cobb Fire responded and isolated the area before calling the company listed on the box. Dupree said he does have information about the company. The company retrieved the box and found that it was empty. "Apparently an employee of the company lived at the residence and had removed the box from his vehicle and left it on his carport," Dupree stated in an email to South Cobb Patch. No evacuations were …