Tenn. man pleads guilty to threat-related charges

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to abusing the 911 system by dialing and making comments ab out it being "time to meet Jesus and "killing the president of the United States.

Jesse Willie Hurst entered the plea on Thursday to the misdemeanor and was sentenced to 30 days in the Sullivan County Jail.

The Kingsport Times News reports that police arrested the 39-year-old Hurst after tracing the 911 calls to a prepaid cell phone purchased with a grocery store discount card registered in his name. He was located Dec. 28 at a Salvation Army shelter in Kingsport.

Kingsport Police Lieutenant Ralph Cline said he was not aware of any federal charges being placed against Hurst.

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Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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