CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A Christiansburg man has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening to bomb an apartment because he was being evicted.
Twenty-one-year-old Caleb Elijah Haxton was sentenced Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court after entering a guilty plea.
The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1iyrQJh ) that Haxton was arrested in November after the threat was reported to police. Christiansburg police searched his apartment and found a suspicious device.
Prosecutors say the device was later detonated and determined to be a hoax device. They say Haxton told police that he made the device and had intended to use it as a scare tactic.
Haxton was sentenced to seven years in prison with all but six months suspended, followed by seven years of supervised probation.
Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com
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