Arrest In Aiken Bomb Threat Case

WNRR Augusta – (ACSO Release)

New Ellenton Man Arrested for Making Bomb Threat to Medical Center


Aiken, SC., April 25 – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a New Ellenton man, who earlier this week threatened to blow up the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center , 4645 Augusta Road , in Clearwater , South Carolina .


Richard D. Bowles Sr., 50, 151 Daniel Boone Drive , New Ellenton, South Carolina , is charged with Conveying False Information Regarding Attempted Use of a Destructive Device.


On Wednesday, the subject surrendered to investigators at ACSO.


Bowles on April 22 became angry on the telephone when he was unable to obtain services from the medical center. At some point during the telephone conversation, he threatened to blow up the building.


The subject is free on bond from the Aiken County Detention Center .



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