A 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday in connection with a bomb threat called into the Galveston Police Department in December, police said.
Galveston Police dispatchers Dec. 18 reported receiving a call from a person who said he had planted a bomb inside the police department, according to a probable cause affidavit.
“I came in here earlier today and I’m going to let y’all know that y’all will die in less than two minutes,” the caller said, according to the affidavit. He said he had put a bomb by an office door, according to the affidavit.
There was no bomb, police said.
Police traced the call to a phone number registered to a person who lived at a group home in the 4400 block of Avenue N in Galveston, according to the affidavit. Police later found the suspect in Spring, where he had recently moved, according to the affidavit.
Police allege the man admitted to making the calls, according to the affidavit. The man said he had not been “on his medication and was unable to process things like he can now,” according to the affidavit.
Carlton Brown, 19, was arrested Tuesday and charged with making a false alarm or report. Because the threat was called into a public building, the charge is a state jail felony. If found guilty, Brown faces up to two years in a state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Brown was given $25,000 bond and was still in custody at the Galveston County jail on Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.