A Cobb County man is behind bars accused of threatening to blow up the courthouse on the day foreclosures go to auction.
It was the second time since May that someone threatened to blow up the Cobb County Courthouse on a first Tuesday of the month, the day when foreclosures are sold on the courthouse steps.
This time, Cobb Sheriff’s deputies arrested 45-year old Tommie Boleman at a foreclosed home in Acworth. Boleman is accused of making the threat at approximately 10:25 a.m. Tuesday.
“As I have said before, we will not tolerate anyone trying to intimidate our court officials, our prosecutors, and our citizens coming to the Cobb County Courthouse to conduct business” said Sheriff Neil Warren in a written statement. “Our agency has policies and procedures in place to handle this type of incident. As far as I am concerned, the deputies responding to this situation did an outstanding job and I am proud of their efforts.”
Boleman is now being held on four felony charges and a misdemeanor, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.
He’s being held in the same jail as 45-year-old Jody John Wilson, accused of threatening to blow up the courthouse on the first Tuesday in May. In both cases, the threats turned out to be bogus.