Man charged in bomb hoax pleads guilty

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By Am­ber Pittman Sa­muel Ozburn to 20 years for armed rob­bery and 10 years for hoax de­vices, as well as or­dered to pay resti­tu­tion. He must serve at least 10 years be­fore be­ing el­i­gi­ble for pa­role.

He was orig­i­nally ar­rested on Novem­ber 19, 10 days af­ter he walked into Wal­Mart wear­ing a dis­guise and robbed the United Bank by al­legedly in­form­ing a teller that the black plas­tic box he had placed on the counter was full of ex­plo­sives.

He dis­carded a wig, base­ball cap, glasses, dust mask and a walk­ing cane just out­side of Wal-Mart. He also left be­hind the black plas­tic box, caus­ing the store to be evac­u­ated and the Ge­or­gia Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion Bomb Squad to be called in as a pre­cau­tion. The build­ing was shut down for roughly two hours and treated as a crime scene.

Sev­eral pieces of ev­i­dence were col­lected, which pointed in­ves­ti­ga­tors to Mont­gomery. Au­thor­i­ties said his mo­tive seemed to be des­per­a­tion.

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