A Vineland man and woman were indicted Wednesday in bomb threats made in February that caused the evacuation of two Hamilton Township schools and the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse.
Raheem H. Brown, 36, and Kemon Powell, 40, both of East Wood Street, were each indicted on four counts of terroristic threats, three counts of false public alarm and one count of conspiracy, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.
The pair on Feb. 4 allegedly made false telephone threats that bombs had been placed in three Mays Landing public buildings and that a Superior Court judge would be harmed.
Following the threats, officers from the Hamilton Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office searched the courthouse, George L. Hess Educational Complex and Joseph C. Shaner School, which were the subjects of the threats, but found no explosive devices.
The Atlantic County Special Services School and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology were also placed on lockdown and cleared by law enforcement.
Brown was arrested on Feb. 6 and Powell on March 11. Both remain in the Atlantic County jail. Brown is being held in lieu of $500,000 cash bail, and Powell is held in lieu of $200,000 bail, cash or bond.
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