Man confesses to Blount County bomb threats dating back to January

By: WVLT staff Email
By: WVLT staff Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Through what Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp called "good old fashion police work," a Blount County man is facing charges for calling in several bomb threats dating back to January of this year.

Crisp said Sean Parker Smith, 24, is the person responsible for calling in a bomb threat to a Wal-Mart store on U.S. Hwy. 411 on July 26th. Officers picked Parker up at his home, also on U.S. Hwy. 411.

During an interrogation, Crisp said Parker confessed to four Blount County threats, all of which were in the vicinity of U.S. Hwy. 411. He's charged with filing a false report by Maryville Police, and could face more charges.

Parker's on parole from Rutherford County, where he pleaded guilty to aggravated arson charges in 2008, and filing several false reports in 2009.

He's currently behind bars in Blount County without bond.

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