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Caldwell man linked to hundreds of bomb threats

Posted July 7

Cody Matthew Startt
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— A man arrested in West Virginia Wednesday is linked to more than 400 bomb threats made to businesses in Burke, Catawba and Caldwell counties, police said.

At the time of his arrest, Cody Matthew Startt, 27, was on probation after prior convictions for making similar threats.

Police said businesses in Hickory, Newton, Conover, Morganton, Lenoir and Granite Falls as well as locations throughout Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties reported bomb threats over the past month and a half. All were determined to be hoaxes.

Startt was being held with no bond and is awaiting extradition to Catawba County.  


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