Dinwiddie woman arrested after threatening to bomb Muslim center

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: May 21, 2019 | 7:27 a.m.

DINWIDDIE – A Dinwiddie County woman has been placed under arrest after allegedly threatening to bomb a Muslim center in neighboring Petersburg.

Petersburg Police confirmed the arrest of 48-year-old Renee Marie Nunnally Monday after receiving a tip earlier yesterday morning from a member of the community regarding a threat to bomb a center in the city.

According to authorities, Nunnally has been charged with threatening to bomb.

“Detectives were able to investigate this incident and determined that at no time were the citizens of Petersburg, houses of worship, or Muslim Centers in any danger,” Petersburg Police said in a statement. “Members of the Petersburg Bureau of Police take threats of this nature seriously and will continue utilize all resources available to us while investigating crimes of this nature.”

Police credit their partnerships with Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the community in allowing for the situation to be resolved without incident.

According to state law, anyone found guilty of making a bomb threat, a Class 5 felony, faces a prison sentence between one to ten years in prison or, at “the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.”

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