Canton man arrested, charged in Pilgrim's Pride bomb threat
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William Miranda
William Miranda

A Canton man has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly calling in a bomb threat at the Pilgrim’s Pride chicken processing plant last week.

On Monday, detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Miranda, 27, after executing a search warrant of his home located on the 100 block of Latimer Drive in Canton.

Capt. Joe Perkins with the sheriff’s office said no explosive devices were located during the search.

Perkins said the call came into Cherokee County 911 on Thursday from an unknown male caller who said a bomb was placed at the plant on Univeter Road. Sheriff’s deputies, members of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and K-9 units from the sheriff’s office and the Woodstock Police Department responded to the scene, though they did not discover any explosive devices.

“Public safety personnel were on scene at the plant for two hours conducting searches and interviews,” Perkins said. “Significant county resources were expended during this search.”

Miranda is being held at Cherokee County Detention Center on $11,200 bond.

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