KY Man Pleads Guilty In Fake Wva Bomb Threat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Winfield, W.Va. (AP) -- A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to making a false bomb threat at Appalachian Power's John Amos power plant in Putnam County so he could leave work early.

According to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Bobby Sparks of Grayson, KY., pleaded guilty on June 12 to a felony charge of making a terrorist threat.

He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge O.C. Spaulding on Aug. 13.

Sparks was working as a welder for a contractor at the plant last november, when state police say he left a threatening note in a bathroom, then reported it to authorities.

The threat came after about eight other bomb threats at the plant, but police then said they didn't believe Sparks was responsible for those.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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