DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

 

TEXARKANA MAN CHARGED WITH MAKING BOMB THREATS

            TEXARKANA, Texas – A 29-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has been indicted in connection with a bomb threat in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Brandon Forsyth was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 4, 2010 and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline M. Craven today for an initial appearance on charges of explosive willfully making a threat and false information and hoaxes relating to explosives.

            According to prosecutors, on Apr. 27, 2010 and May 30, 2010, Forsyth is alleged to have made a false bomb threat by telephone to Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Texarkana, Texas.

            Forsyth is scheduled for a detention hearing before Judge Craven on June 10, 2010.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison.  

This case is being investigated by the FBI and the Texarkana, Texas Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson.

            It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all defendants charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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