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Crime/Courts

August 15, 2013

Man charged after allegedly threatening to blow up building

NORMAN — An 18-year-old was charged Wednesday after he allegedly threatened to blow up a building after being asked to leave the area Tuesday morning.

James Tucker Cox was charged Wednesday in Cleveland County District Court with possession, use or telephone threat of incendiary explosive.

Police responded to the incident, listed as a disturbance, just before 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of North Porter Avenue near Physicians and Surgeons Pharmacy.

According to the affidavit, the call notes read that Tucker told the victim “she would be the first to die.” Allegedly the victim had asked Tucker to leave the area, so he walked over to a bench; she then told him that area was private property and they had a no loitering policy, the affidavit said.

The police officer’s call notes also said no weapons were seen and Tucker had no packages or bags.

When police located Tucker, he admitted that he was the suspect involved in the disturbance. When Tucker was asked why he told the victim he was going to blow up the building, he said “he didn’t think she would believe him,” the affidavit said.

Tucker later told police that he really could blow up the building and there was nothing anyone could do about it, according to the affidavit.

Tucker was then arrested and transported to Cleveland County jail.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

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