Police investigating bomb threats in two communities

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Plymouth Police are investigating two bomb threats in two separate communities. Fortunately neither of them panned out.

One happened in Elkhart around 10 Tuesday morning. Someone called the 911 center, threatening the county and city courthouses and the prosecutor's office. Police investigated the buildings and didn't find any suspicious items. There’s no word yet on who made the threatening call.

In a separate incident, Brentlyn Jones, 19, was arrested after calling the Plymouth Public Library and falsely telling them there was a bomb inside.

On March 22, the Plymouth Police Department received a report of that call regarding a bomb that had been placed in the library.

After further investigation, police traced the call back to a cell phone belonging to Brentlyn Jones.

Police found Jones later that evening and brought him in for questioning. There Jones admitted to making the call to the library and stating falsely that a bomb was inside.

He also admitted to stealing items from the library earlier in the day. During questioning it was also determined that Jones had been drinking alcohol earlier that day.

Jones was booked in the Marshall County Jail for False Reporting of a Bomb, Theft and Illegal Consumption of Alcohol. His bond has been set at $1,500.

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