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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fernandina Beach Man Indicted For Making Multiple Hoax Bomb Threats

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging David Anthony Moody (26, Fernandina Beach) with six counts of making hoax bomb threats. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count.  

According to the indictment, Moody left notes at various public places in Fernandina Beach between January 30 and February 2, 2016. Each of the six notes stated, in substance, that a bomb was going to explode in the downtown Fernandina Beach area.  

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of one or more federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Fernandina Beach Police Department, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, the U.S. Coast Guard Explosives Detection Team, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations – Jacksonville Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.

Updated February 11, 2016