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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Macon Woman Charged In Connection With Bomb Threat To Local Daycare Center, Threatening Interstate Communications, And Perpetuating A Hoax

United States Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III announces that Jasmine Jaquel Bradley, age 26, of Macon, Georgia, was arrested and charged with Interstate Bomb Threats, Threatening Interstate Communications and Conveying False Information and Perpetuating a Hoax against Child Care Network School, a daycare located at 3940 Northside Drive in Macon, Georgia.

This case was investigated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Macon Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Law enforcement is also continuing to investigate similar recent activities in the Middle District of Georgia.

Copies of the criminal complaint and the affidavit on which it is based, both of which were filed with the court earlier today, are attached.

If convicted, Ms. Bradley faces up to ten (10) years imprisonment for making interstate bomb threats, five (5) years imprisonment for making threatening interstate communications, and five (5) years imprisonment for conveying false information and perpetuating a hoax. She could also be subject to a possible fine of at least $250,000 for each charge and a term of supervised release upon completion of any prison sentence.

“This is the second matter in as many weeks in which my office has brought charges against individuals for threatening to harm children in this district, terrorizing not only the children but their families and their communities, as well,” said United States Attorney Peterman. “The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Macon office of the FBI are to be commended for their outstanding work in this investigation.”

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis stated, "The arrest of Jasmine Bradley is proof that bomb threats against our children or hoax threats against places of business will not be tolerated in Bibb County. I commend the immediate action of our deputies, including the bomb unit, and Macon-Bibb fire personnel at the time the threat in Macon-Bibb was originally called in. We can all be proud of the diligent work of Bibb investigators and FBI agents which resulted in an arrest in this case.”

David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, stated: “These crimes are not only disruptive to the community, but they pull emergency response resources from other matters and result in huge costs to the tax payers for the emergency responses they generate. The FBI is incredibly appreciative of the hard work of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the close relationship that exists between the agencies.”

A criminal complaint is an accusation only and the person charged is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Assistant United States Attorneys Peter D. Leary and C. Shanelle Booker are prosecuting the case for the United States. Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 752-3511.

Updated April 28, 2017