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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Bassfield Man Pleads Guilty to Bomb Threat Against Veterans Nursing Home

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Terry L. Magee, 38, of Bassfield, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to threatening to bomb the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Collins, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge James Ross with the Veterans Administration - Office of Inspector General.

On February 17, 2018, Magee called the main phone line at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Collins and told the person who answered the phone that he was going to blow the place up. Magee was indicted on May 2, 2018.

"These charges underscore the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General’s commitment to the safety of the Veteran Affairs’ patient population, as well as its employees, guests, and facilities," said VA OIG Special Agent in Charge James Ross.

Magee will be sentenced by Judge Starrett on November 27, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Veterans Administration - Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force, Mississippi Homeland Security, and the City of Collins Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Chalk is prosecuting the case.


Updated September 12, 2018