2 arrested for Kroger bomb threat in Lanett

Suspects in Kroger bomb threat
Suspects in Kroger bomb threat(Source: Lanett Police Department)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 11:31 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 4:49 PM EDT
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LANETT, Ala. (WTVM) - Lanett police arrested two suspects for a false Kroger bomb threat.

On August 2, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Chambers County Dispatch received a 911 call about a possible bomb at Kroger, located on S. Gilmer Avenue.

According to investigators, on August 3, 22-year-old Cassidy Buckner was arrested and charged with reporting a false incident, a felony, and obstructing government operations, a misdemeanor.

Through further investigation, officials found that Buckner called at the demand of 26-year-old Robert Leatherwood.

Police say the male suspect asked Buckner to call in the bomb threat to be let go from a traffic stop.

He was also arrested and charged with reporting a false incident.

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