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Deputies: Woman made false bomb threat to courthouse

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CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV ) -

A Caldwell woman was arrested Monday for calling 911 and saying there was a bomb in a courthouse, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

The call came in to Caldwell County Communications Center via 911 just before 8 a.m. The female caller, who did not identify herself, said that there was a bomb at the Caldwell County Courthouse, deputies told WBTV.

It was soon determined that the call was made from a pay phone at the intersection of Morganton Boulevard and Beecher Anderson Road. Investigators were able to view video footage from the Gas House, a business at the intersection, and were able to get a vehicle description of the caller.

Deputies saw a vehicle a short time later that matched the description.

The vehicle was stopped and the woman, then identified as Anita Kay Laws, 45, was arrested and charged with felony making a false bomb threat as to a public building.

Laws was arrested and placed under a $30,000 secured bond at the Caldwell County Detention Center pending her first appearance in District Court on Tuesday, August 20.

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