CONYERS- Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) deputies have arrested the man responsible for the fake bomb threat made on BioLab Inc. last week.
Leonard Carr, a 42-year-old employee of BioLab, was taken into custody at his residence in Lithonia, Georgia around 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. He is being charged with making terroristic threats.
According to RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp, on Wednesday, July 15, just before 5 p.m., Carr called 911 and told dispatchers using a "muffled" voice that there was a bomb in the BioLab, 1700 Old Covington Hwy., Conyers, building set to go explode in three hours.
Using its K-9 units, the RCSO searched the entire building of BioLab for about an hour, but no bomb was found on the scene.
The RCSO traced the call to a Carr’s phone. When he was initially questioned about the bomb threat call, Carr said he didn’t make the call and other people could’ve used his phone.
RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp says that Carr told authorities there were at least two people who had access to his phone at the time the call was made.
“The other possibilities didn’t pan out,” said Camp.
Camp says the deputies don’t know the reason behind the false threat, and Carr still denies having made the call.
Carr has an extensive history with being arrested by the law enforcement in Rockdale County. He was arrested in 1990, 1991 and 1993 for charges that related to drug possession, battery, forgery and giving false statements.
In 2000, he was arrested for armed robbery and served time in state prison.