Former Howard Industries employee charged with false report of a bomb

July 20, 2017



LAUREL, MS. - A Howard Industries employee's bond is set after being charged with one count of false report of a bomb according to authorities.


Sedric Bass, 22, was arrested at Howard Industries Wednesday.


Captain Tommy Cox with the Laurel Police Department said, "Officers responded to Howard Industries on July 9 after an unknown suspect at that time had phone in a threat to the location."


Cox said through further investigation authorities were able to tie the call back to Bass. "The charge carries a sentence of up to a $10,000 fine and 10 years in prison" said Cox.


His bond was set at $5,000.


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