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Repeat offender arrested in Wise Virginia after making threats to 911 call center

David Lee Graham - SWVRJ

On Friday, December 30, at approximately 3:30 pm, Wise County central dispatch received a 911 call in which threats were made. The calls indicated there were multiple bomb threats at the Wise County Justice Center and the Wise County Courthouse. Several agencies responded and aided with the evacuations. Once searches were completed at both buildings, the threats were deemed to be false.


Wise County Sheriff's Office deputies and investigators were able to help develop a suspect with the help of the Wise County dispatchers. Probable cause was developed and an arrest has been made. 42-year-old David Lee Graham of Wise, Virginia has been charged with two felony counts of making bomb threats. In addition to the criminal charges, under the Virginia code perpetrators can be held responsible for the reimbursement of expenses incurred during the response to such false threats.


WRIL has discovered at least 24 other arrests for Graham since at least 2013. Several of the arrests are similar in nature to his current charges.


The sheriff's department would like to thank everyone who assisted in the response as well as the investigation.

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