Man Who Made Bomb Threat Sentenced

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for calling a bomb threat to a courthouse in Carroll County.

Thirty-six-year-old James Russell III was convicted Thursday of making a false statement regarding a destructive device.

Authorities obtained Russell’s cell phone records, which showed that he called the District Court building 36 times on May 12. They included a call at the same time a clerk got a call saying there were bombs at District and Circuit courts.

Russell had been scheduled to be in District Court on May 12 on theft charges.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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