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Va. man gets 6-month sentence for bomb threat

Tuesday - 4/29/2014, 5:38pm  ET

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.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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