Turns Out A Smith County Minor Has Been Causing Chaos Locally And Across The Country.

Prank calls are one thing, but calling in bomb threats is a serious and dangerous matter that folks don't find funny nor joke about especially in these days and times.

Recently, Texas and several other states faced a surge in bomb threats, especially at a chain of grocery stores, prompting heightened security measures across the state and federal law enforcement getting involved.

Local law enforcement agencies reported several bomb threats made against Brookshire’s stores.


In the span of a week, 3 bomb threats were been reported in East Texas, including the most recent one on Monday (June 24) at the Brookshire's location in Bullard. Bullard PD said they conducted a search of the store and found no devices. Managers who had closed down the store as a precaution, then decided to reopen the store to the public.

Two Tyler Brookshire’s locations on East Fifth Street and Rice Road were evacuated Friday due bomb threats according to the Tyler Police Department but those locations were searched and cleared to reopen after a few hours.

The bomb threats made in East Texas were accompanied by several threats made across Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Well authorities have made an arrest: A Smith County minor is suspected of being responsible for the bomb threats and swatting hoaxes across multiple states.

The investigation reportedly began in May after the suspect reportedly initiated a swatting incident at a Texas home in St. Paul. The sheriff’s office said despite the suspect’s techniques to stay hidden, they were able to identify the suspect through online investigative efforts.

The suspect was also reportedly linked to bomb threats at schools in the Tyler area, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Mission ISD.


The suspect’s activities also reportedly spanned across several states including  Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The question I leave with is this one: WHERE ARE THE PARENTS And Should They Get Charged Too?

35 People Booked Into The Smith County Jail Last Weekend Are Now Facing Felony Charges (06.23.24)

The following individuals were recently arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail and received at least one felony charge. These individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some individuals have posted bail and are out of jail at this time while others are waiting for a bond hearing or court date.

All charges were current at the time this article was created, but some charges may have been dropped since.

Some of the individuals below might have been detained by Smith County deputies and are being held on a US Marshal, Federal, or Immigration detainer.

All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Smith County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Smith County Sheriff's Office

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