Newport News man arrested for courthouse bomb threats

Posted at 9:54 AM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-17 09:54:07-04
Michael Lamont Jennings

Michael Lamont Jennings

Newport News, Va. – Newport News police have arrested a man on multiple charges in connection to Wednesday’s bomb threats at the Newport News Courthouse.

38-year-old Michael Lamont Jennings was arrested just before 9am on Thursday.

Mr. Jennings was involved in numerous other incidents, according to police.

On the night of July 14th, police communications received a 911 call in reference to a domestic incident in the 800 block of 36th Street.  When officers arrived, they discovered this to be a false call.

Then during the morning and afternoon of July 15th, police received numerous 911 hang up calls from the same number. Some of the calls involved threats and abusive language toward the dispatchers as well as bomb threats.

Jennings, who is homeless, has been charged with 23 counts of annoying phone calls, 5 counts of threats on the phone, 3 counts of threats to bomb, and 3 counts of falsely summoning police.