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Zebulon man arrested after threat to mobile home park, responding officers

Posted March 22, 2018 6:00 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:11 a.m. EDT

— Detectives from the Zebulon Police Department arrested a 30-year-old man Wednesday, connecting him to multiple threats to detonate a bomb in a local mobile home park and to kill officers who responded to the threat.

Officers responded to an initial call of a bomb threat at Westside Mobile Home Park on Sunday at 2 a.m. The caller said that he had placed a bomb in the mobile home park but did not give a specific location.

Officers searched the area but did not locate a bomb.

A second call was made on Monday at about 10:15 p.m. by a caller who said he had placed bombs in the same mobile home park and that he was currently hiding in the woods waiting to kill one of the responding officers.

Officers responded to the area but were again unable to locate a bomb or a person. Detectives then began an investigation.

Dustin Lamont Bettis Jr., of 162 Westside Circle, is charged with two felony counts of making a false bomb threat and one count of communicating threats against a police officer.

Bettis was being held in the Wake County jail under a $1 million bond.

Bettis has been arrested 13 times in Wake County since 2009 for crimes including stalking, identity theft and financial crimes.