• Jefferson Weaver

More Details in Bomb Threat Arrest

Updated: Nov 23

Political differences led to a false bomb threat, a search warrant and a felony charge for a Clarendon man Nov. 17.

Jamie Lynn Barnes, 40, of 85 Pam’s Drive, was held under a $5,000 secured bond on a single charge of making a false bomb threat, according to sheriff’s office arrest reports.

Deputies responded to the home of Adrian Brandon Patrick on F.M. Watts Road on Oct. 26, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Patrick told investigators that someone called him from a blocked number and made “derogatory remarks” about Patrick’s social media presence and race. Patrick, a staunch supporter of Sheriff Elect Jody Greene, said the caller was also critical of his support for Greene.

The caller then allegedly told Patrick that there was an explosive device in the home, and hung up. Patrick called 911, and deputies searched the property, but found no evidence of a bomb.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for Barnes’ property, and collected evidence that led to the charge of making a bomb threat, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. The release did not specify what evidence was collected.

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