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Jacksonville man arrested for making bomb threats out of jail

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - An Onslow County judge slashed the bond for a man accused of making bomb threats at schools and businesses.
    
And he posted it. He's out of jail now.

In court Friday morning, 18-year-old Gerald Jackson asked the judge to reduce his bond. And the judge did, cutting it to $50,000.
    
Deputies arrested Jackson earlier this month for 15 separate threats made between February and April at places including Walmart, Onslow Memorial Hospital, and a handful of schools.

Authorities say it cost them $12,000 to respond and investigate each call.
    
As part of the bond reduction, Jackson is also not allowed to have any electronic communication devices, nor is he allowed near school property.

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A Jacksonville man has been arrested and charged for making multiple bomb threats in Onslow County and in the city of Jacksonville.

Gerald Jackson, 18 years old, was taken into custody after a search at his home turned up evidence of the crime. He's charged with four counts of making a False Bomb Report, all felony offenses.  

Police say the threats took place on February 25 at the Wal-Mart Marine Boulevard, February 27th at Wal-Mart Yopp Road, April 3rd at Onslow Memorial Hospital and April 4 at McDonalds on S. Marine Boulevard.

Jackson is in the Onslow County Jail under a secured bond. 



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