Bomb threat suspect caught

Brady Police Chief John Stewart announced early Thursday morning that a juvenile subject had been arrested and charged with making one of two bomb threats made to the Brady Independent School District. The individual, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was taken into custody with the assistance of Brownwood Police Investigators late Wednesday afternoon and is currently incarcerated in the Kerr County Juvenile Detention Center charged with making the Monday, Oct. 8 telephone threat to the Brady High School. According to a press release from Chief Stewart, around 2 p.m. Wednesday, an anonymous caller contacted the Crime Stoppers hotline and identified the suspect by name and gave enough information which had not been released to the media and general public to verify its truthfulness. The caller identified the location from where the threatening call was made and also gave a description of the vehicle used. The information was relayed to Chief Stewart who was in Brownwood at the time and with the assistance of the Brownwood Police Department, the suspect was located driving the vehicle described. After a short interview, the suspect admitted to his involvement and stated that he intended for the call to be a prank after hearing about the original call that occurred on Oct. 1. The offense will be charged as a state jail felony, punishable of no more than two years or less than 180 day that could also be accompanied by a fine up to $10,000. The individual will first be adjudicated determine guilt. If found guilty, the type and severity of punishment will then be determined. These proceedings are performed under the auspices of juvenile court and not criminal court. The investigation to the first bomb threat is still ongoing and information is still being sought. “We want to express our thanks and appreciation to Crime Stoppers and local interested citizens who aided in bringing forward the informant,” said Chief Stewart.

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