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Man Charged with Terrorism After Allegedly Making Threatening Phone Calls

7/14/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Investigation by North Precinct officers and Specialized Investigations Division detectives led to this afternoon’s arrest of Joshua W. Jones, 30, who is suspected of making threatening phone calls this morning to the Department of Emergency Communications (DEC) and a crisis hotline.

At 4:15 a.m. today, a DEC call taker answered the non-emergency line and Jones is alleged to have made threatening statements toward Nashvillians, including police officers. Then, at 8:30 a.m., he called Mobile Crisis and threatened their employees.

Jones is also suspected of making threatening calls in May and June. Recent communications from him have been increasingly threatening and specific, including naming locations where he intended to harm people.

Jones was booked on a state charge of terrorism. He is being held in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Nashville area law enforcement takes threats of violence to persons and institutions very seriously.

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Joshua W. Jones, 30