Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press release on Friday, August 22, 2014:
A suspect has been identified in relation to five bomb threats occurring in Upson County between January 2014 and May 2014. Four bomb threats were phoned in to Upson 911 directed to Upson-Lee High School and one to 911 directed to the Upson County Courthouse. Thomas Montgomery, 39, of Zebulon will be charged with Terroristic Threats and Acts and Transmitting a False Public Alarm for each occurrence. All charges are felonies.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office initially developed Montgomery as a suspect in a series of bomb threats occurring in their jurisdiction and has placed him under arrest. Through cooperative investigation and interviews between the two agencies Montgomery has been positively linked to the bomb threats in Upson County. He admitted responsibility to Upson County investigators and claimed responsibility for the bomb threats.
Two juveniles were arrested during the last school year for making unrelated bomb threats at Upson –Lee High School. These individuals were prosecuted through Juvenile Court.
This investigation is continuing.