Cobb man pleads guilty to making courthouse bomb threats

An Acworth man pleaded guilty Thursday to phoning in a bomb threat to the Cobb County courthouse in August in an effort to stave off foreclosure of his home.

According to Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary, Cobb sheriff’s investigators tracked the number that the Aug. 6 call came from to a cell phone purchased that same day at a Marietta Walmart. Video from the store led them to Tommie Milan Boleman, who admitted making the call.

Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green sentenced Boleman to five years, with one year to serve and the rest on probation. He was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and fined $500. Boleman, 47, has been jailed without bond since his Aug. 6 arrest.

Cobb district attorney’s office spokeswoman Kim Isaza said the incident was the third such threat to the county courthouse this year, all of them on days of the monthly foreclosure auction.

Last month, Jody John Wilson of Woodstock pleaded guilty to phoning in threats on Jan. 2 and May 7. Wilson's threats were also made to the Cherokee County courthouse, and he was sentenced to 10 years, with one to serve, and ordered to pay $7,500 restitution to Cherokee County.