Man sent to prison for bomb threat

BENTON, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for phoning in a bomb threat that caused evacuation of a judicial building and sheriff's office.

KZIM Radio reported that 39-year-old William Scott Jr. of Sikeston was sentenced on Wednesday to 33 months in prison.

The incident happened in June, when Scott called in a false bomb threat to the Scott County courthouse. He was scheduled to appear that day for felony nonsupport.

The sheriff's office and judicial building were evacuated for several hours, but no bomb was found. Police traced the call to Scott's cell phone. He was arrested in August.

Information from: KZIM-AM,
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