February 23, 2013

Jellico, Tenn. Woman Charged with Bomb Threat

Photo by John L. Ross
Investigators of a bomb threat called in to the Williamsburg Plastic Factory say they have charged a Jellico, Tennessee woman with calling in the threat.

The police were able to trace the phone used to make the call, and found the call was made by Amanda Johnson from Jellico.

According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, the call was made about 9:00 am Thursday. Since then Johnson has been arrested.

About 100 employees at the factory were evacuated after a call while a bomb squad was called in, including sniffing dogs. Nothing was found.

She has been charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree.

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