JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — A Carthage man was arrested Friday after calling in a bomb threat to Webb City High School to get out of a traffic ticket.
According to a news release, a Jasper County Deputy stopped a man just after 4 p.m. on Friday. The threat was called in while the deputy was investigating the traffic violation.
The news release says that “it was quickly determined that the passenger in the vehicle that the deputy had stopped was the one that called in the bomb threat in an effort to get the deputy to leave the car stop and avoid the traffic ticket.”
According to the news release, the man was arrested for making terroristic threats.
He has not been formally charged so KOLR10 is not yet releasing his name.