Ga. man arrested in NC courthouse bomb threat

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

NAHUNTA, Ga. (AP) -- A south Georgia man has been arrested for making a bomb threat against a North Carolina judge. 

The Dare County, N.C. Sheriff's Office says Paul Anthony Wright was arrested in Brantley County, Ga. on Thursday. Wright lives in Hortense, Ga. and is awaiting extradition to North Carolina. 

Dare County authorities say he faces charges of threatening to kill a court officer and making a false report concerning a destructive device. It wasn't immediately clear Friday whether Wright had an attorney. 

The Dare County Sheriff's Office say the bomb threat was made against Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett on Dec. 11. A warrant for Wright was issued after investigators reviewed phone records. 

The Dare County Sheriff's Office says it has not ruled out additional arrests in the case. 


 

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