Chattooga County authorities said that they have arrested a suspect for the recent bomb threats at the Trion Walmart.
Chief Investigator Jason Burrage with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office said that an investigation was launched after the threats on January 29th and February 5th.
Reports said that a note threatening that a bomb was in the store was found in the rear women’s restroom. Both threats resulted in the store being evacuated and thoroughly searched by first responders and management staff of the store.
Authorities said that they have arrested 23 year old Melanie Ann Cornett of a Trion address and charged her with 2 counts each of Terroristic threats and acts and False report of a crime and 1 count of False statements and writings.
Cornett was an employee of the store when the threatening notes were found.