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Sheriff’s Office, which is in charge of courthouse security, responded to evacuate all staff and citizens to a safe location. After securing the courthouse, deputies conducted a search but did not discover a bomb. An all-clear was issued and the courthouse was reopened to employees and the public at 1 p.m.

As part of the investigation, officers utilized the assistance and resources of the Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in helping to identify a suspect in the incidents. As the case progressed, the Sheriff’s Office learned that the Lyons Police Department was probing a bomb threat called into a local convenience store in Lyons on November 24.

Eventually, enough evidence was obtained to implicate a suspect and Toombs County authorities obtained a warrant to arrest Weeks for Terroristic Threats and Acts.

The case is still active and the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information contact law enforcement at 912-526-6778. Callers may remain anonymous.

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