Bomb threat leads to grand jury indictment

By Brandon Evans | Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
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A grand jury indicted a woman who called in a bomb threat last month to the Wise County Courthouse.

On the morning of Feb. 14, Shauna Lee Teague, 41, of Greenwood, allegedly called in the threat.

Shauna Teague

She was indicted with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony that carries a two to 10-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.

Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said a 911 call was received from a pay phone at Walmart around 9:30 a.m.

“A woman said her boyfriend was upset and had put a bomb in the Wise County Courthouse,” Hoskins said. “She refused to give his name or her name.”

The courthouse was evacuated and investigators searched for a bomb. The building was deemed safe later that morning.

Teague was identified using surveillance video from Walmart and arrested the same afternoon.

She was scheduled to appear in court that day for probation violations. The state and her attorney had reached an agreement. Those charges are still pending.

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