Officials arrest suspect in connection with bomb threats

Friday, July 8, 2016



HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with nearly 400 bomb threats that were made in Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties.


The Hickory Police Department said in a news release that officials arrested 27-year-old Cody Matthew Startt Wednesday in West Virginia on charges of felony probation violations for convictions related to prior bomb threats. Startt had been charged with felony counts of a false bomb report in a public building in May 2015.


Hickory Daily Record ( ) reports that authorities haven't charged Startt in the most recent bomb threats. He is awaiting extradition to Catawba County.


The FBI, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, U.S. marshals, West Virginia State Police, local police departments and sheriff's offices contributed to the arrest.

It's unclear if Startt has an attorney.


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