Fort Worth teen jailed for nursing home bomb threat
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Feb. 10, 2006 -- An ongoing investigation into two bomb threats made to a local nursing home last month concluded Thursday evening with a Fort Worth teen's arrest on felony charges.

Jeremy Lee Scott, 18, was picked up on Clifford Street in Fort Worth on a third-degree felony warrant for terroristic threat. He was alleged to have made a bomb threat on Jan. 14 which resulted in a Sulphur Springs nursing home having to be evacuated on a cool night while authorities checked the building for explosive devices, according to Sulphur Springs Police Det. David Gilmore.

The incident was one of several harassing calls the nursing home has received this year. Most of the calls were determined to be prank calls, while two calls, including the incident for which he was arrested, were bomb threats.

Authorities from several agencies, including Gilmore with Sulphur Springs Police Department, Texas Ranger Phillip Kemp and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Fort Worth, have been investigating the incident.

SSPD Patrol Officer Lonnie Taylor was credited with obtaining a crucial bit of information within a short time of the January bomb threat which really got the investigation rolling and aided in Scott's arrest Thursday, according to Gilmore. The investigation continues, and more charges could be forthcoming.

Scott was picked up by the Fort Worth authorities on the warrant, then taken before a district judge who allowed him to be taken to Hopkins County jail by Gilmore and Kemp Thursday night. He remained in the county jail Friday morning in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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