Friday, January 21, 2011
Texarkana Man Sentenced for Making Bomb Threats
Brandon Forsyth pleaded guilty on
Nov. 1, 2010, to false information and hoaxes and was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge David Folsom.
According to information presented in court, on
Apr. 27, 2010 and May 29, 2010, Forsyth called in Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and made a false bomb threat. Also, on Texarkana, Texas May 29, 2010, Forsyth created, placed, and then pretended to find a note in the hospital which stated that, “Healthsouth killed my mother and there was a bomb in the building and that it was going to explode in 20 minutes." He also created and placed a fake explosive device in the hospital which was found by law enforcement on May 30, 2010. As a result, patients were evacuated twice from the hospital, and several law enforcement agencies, including the bomb squad, had to report to the scene. Forsyth was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 4, 2010.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the