JeffCo employee arrested for bomb threats

Source: Jefferson County Sheriff
Source: Jefferson County Sheriff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Jefferson County employee has been charged with making a terrorist threat after he sent e-mails to co-workers and county commissioners threatening to bomb the county courthouse.

Sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Randy Christian says the e-mails sent Thursday were traced to 30-year-old Marcus Maddox of Homewood, an information technology worker. He was released from the Jefferson County jail early Friday morning on $50,000 bond.

Christian said investigators believe Maddox is on a list of workers scheduled to be laid off due the county's financial crisis. He has worked for the county for about a year and a half.

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