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Man charged for calling in bomb threats to Greenwood tool plant

Greenwood Police Chief Raymond Moore and members of a multi-jurisdictional task force have announced the arrest of a Belzoni man in connection with a series of bomb threats called into the Milwaukee Tool Plant in Greenwood.

20-year-old Ottowa Anderson has been charged with eight counts of false reporting of explosives and weapons of mass destruction.

Anderson is being held at the Leflore County Jail on $10,000 bond per count, a total of $80,000 and each count carries penalties of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

“We do not take incidents like this lightly, which is evident by the amount of resources we devoted to making this arrest,” said Chief Moore. “These types of events take a huge toll not only the businesses but the entire community as a whole.”

During the course of the investigation, the Greenwood Police Department was assisted by the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi’s Fourth Circuit Court District Attorney, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, the US Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the US Marshal Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Attorney’s Office.

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