GA army vet charged with bomb threats

Updated: Mar. 2, 2020 at 12:34 PM EST
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ROCHELLE, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and multiple sheriff’s offices are investigating a Wilcox County man after he allegedly made threats toward family members.

Wilcox County Sheriff Robert Rogers said they started an investigation of a domestic violence case Friday morning after they learned that an army veteran was threatening his family with bombs.

Jonathan Cook was arrested around 5:30 Saturday evening and is being held in Houston County Jail.

Cook has charges in Houston and Wilcox County including terroristic threats, aggravated assault, possession of an explosive device, possession of meth and amphetamines and crossing a guard line.

The GBI Bomb Squad is investigating Cook’s Rochelle home, where agents said they found homemade bombs.

The agencies that have assisted in this investigation are:

  • Ben Hill Co Sheriff Office
  • GBI, Perry Office
  • Houston Co Sheriff Office
  • Wilcox Co Sheriff Office

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