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Cafe Owner Charged With Courthouse Bomb Threats

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) -A well-known businessman who operates a restaurant on the Marietta Square outside Atlanta is accused of calling in bomb threats that shut down two of Georgia’s largest courthouses.

Authorities said the threats led to employees being evacuated from the Cobb and Cherokee county courthouses on Tuesday.

Cherokee County officials say 45-year-old Jody John Wilson’s Woodstock home was in foreclosure and scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps on the same day that authorities say he called in the threats.

Officials say Wilson has owned and operated the Starlight Cafe on the Marietta Square with his wife the past two years. He faces charges that include making terroristic threats and giving false statements.

Cobb County Jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

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