Acworth man pleads guilty in courthouse bomb threat

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. —

An Acworth man pleaded guilty Thursday to phoning in a bomb threat to the Cobb County Courthouse in an effort to stave off a foreclosure of his home.

Tommie Milan Boleman, Jr., 47, told a judge that he did in fact phone in the threat on the morning of Aug. 6, 2013.

Cobb Sheriff’s Office investigators quickly tracked the number the call came from, which returned to a Verizon phone purchased that same day at a Marietta Walmart. Purchase information and video from the store led them to Boleman, who then admitted he had made the call.

Boleman was sentenced to five years, with one year to serve and the rest on probation. He was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service, fined $500, and ordered to reimburse the county $700 for the cost of his attorney.

Boleman has been held without bond since his arrest on Aug. 6, 2013.

The August bomb threat was the third such threat to the Cobb Courthouse this year, all of them on days of the monthly foreclosure auction. In November, a Woodstock man, Jody John Wilson, pleaded guilty to phoning in threats on Jan. 2 and May 7. Wilson’s threats also included the Cherokee County courthouse, and he was sentenced to 10 years, with one to serve, and ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to Cherokee County.