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JPD: Man charged in bomb threat against factory

Mark Settle (Source: Craighead County Jail) Mark Settle (Source: Craighead County Jail)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A man was charged with falsely communicating a terroristic threat, after he joked about blowing up the factory he worked at on Friday.

According to Jonesboro Police, 41-year-old Mark Settle works at the Great Dane plant in Jonesboro.

Police say Settle was on break with a couple of his coworkers, when he pulled out a circuit board from his lunch bag and said that was what he was going to use to blow up the plant.

Settle then told his coworkers if anyone asked about the bomb threat he would tell them he was only joking.

When the manager found out he called police and told them about the threat.

While being questioned, Settle told police it was all a joke and it was a common saying at the plant.

Police were only able to question two witnesses because others were scared for their safety.

Both witnesses said apart the circuit board they saw he had wires sticking out from his lunch bag.

When searching Settle's bag they found two small circuits, small wires, a white circuit board, and a small wiring harness.

Settle told police the parts came in the mail that morning which he was going to use to fix an X-box console.

He is being held at the Craighead County Jail.

 

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