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Man pleads guilty in Cobb courthouse bomb threat

11:22 AM, Dec 12, 2013   |    comments
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ACWORTH, Ga. -- An Acworth man has pleaded guilty in court that he threatened to bomb the Cobb County courthouse earlier this year.

Tommie Milan Boleman, Jr., called in the threat on Aug. 6. He told the court he did it to delay the sale of his foreclosed home.

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Thursday, a Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced Boleman, 47, to five years -- one in prison and the rest on probation. He must also perform 40 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine, plus $700 to reimburse the county for the cost of his attorney.

According to information presented in court, on the morning the house was scheduled to be auctioned on the courthouse steps, Boleman bought a Verizon phone from a Marietta Walmart. He used the phone to call in the threat.

Police used purchase information and surveillance video from the Walmart to track down and arrest Boleman.

Boleman's threat was the third one made to the Cobb County courthouse this year. Jody Wilson called in bomb threats on Jan. 2 and May 7, and also threatened the Cherokee County courthouse. He was sentenced to 10 years, with one spent in prison, and ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to Cherokee County.

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