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Arrest made after Cherokee, Cobb. Co. courthouses receive bomb threats

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The Cobb County Courthouse was evacuated on Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was called into 911, The Cobb County Courthouse was evacuated on Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was called into 911,

Police arrested a man after bomb threats were called in to both the Cherokee and Cobb County courthouses on Tuesday morning.  

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says they evacuated the Cherokee County Justice Center and Historic Courthouse as a result, but it has since reopened.  Nothing suspicious was found. The Cobb County Courthouse was also evacuated.

Cobb County authorities said they arrested Jody Wilson, 45, of Woodstock, and charged him in connection with the bomb threat in Cobb County.

Authorities said that Wilson is also accused of calling in bomb threats at both courthouse back in January.

Foreclosure sales were going on in Cherokee County when the threat was called into Cobb County 911.  

Officials said that Wilson's Cherokee County home was apparently in foreclosure and was scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps.

Cherokee Sheriff's detectives have charged Wilson with two counts of transmitting a false public alarm, two counts of preventing or disrupting lawful meetings, gatherings, or processions; two counts of intimidation or injury of grand or petit or court officer and two counts of terroristic threats or acts.

Wilson he will be transported to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center when he is released from Cobb County Jail, officials said.

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