Cameron man is charged in connection with bomb threats

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 08:40 PM

A Cameron man has been charged in connection with bomb threats at his place of employment.

Anthony Antoine Perry, 20, of the 100 block of Amber Lane, Cameron, was charged with three felony counts of making a false bomb report, three misdemeanor counts of misuse of 911 system, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor reporting a false fire alarm in connection with three bomb threats at the Sanford Pilgrim's Pride this week, according to Lee County Sheriff's Office Capt. Jeff Johnson.

Bomb threats were reported Monday and twice Wednesday, and a fire alarm was triggered Wednesday, Johnson said.

Perry, who was employed at Pilgrim's Pride, is alleged to have taken a cell phone from an employee to make the calls that were eventually traced by law enforcement agencies, Johnson said.

"He claimed he wasn't disgruntled, but that he wanted to take a break," Johnson said.

The plant was evacuated each time the threats were reported, he said.

"We are glad it is resolved," Johnson said. "They shut the plant down three times and the USDA makes them evacuate anytime they have a situation. It's cost them a lot of money this week and we are glad to bring it to an end."

Perry is being held at the Lee County Jail under $15,000 bond.