Conway man indicted on charge of making bomb threat at elementary school

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 10, 2013 

Joshua Phillip Boyd

— A 30-year-old Conway man was indicted on charges of making a bomb threat at an Horry County elementary school and an unrelated charge of using a vehicle without the owner’s permission, according to grand jury indictments released Tuesday.

Joshua Phillip Boyd, 30, of Conway was indicted on a charge of conveying false information about bomb threat that stemmed from an incident on Feb. 21 where police said an anonymous voicemail was left at the school about the threat.

Boyd also was indicted on a charge of use of a vehicle without owner’s consent in an unrelated incident from Dec. 7, according to the indictments.

Boyd has been free on $15,000 bail on the two charges, according to jail records. Boyd also was charged in February with receiving stolen goods with a value of $2,000 or less and failure to appear.

An Horry County police school resource officer received the tip in a voicemail on Feb. 22 and in the tip the person said a 28-year-old woman and 21-year-old man had a bomb and planned to use it at Kingston Elementary School because of the way a bus incident was handled, according to a police report.

The caller told police he learned of the bomb incident three days before he called, according to the report. Police investigating the incident and learned that Boyd placed the false call to the tip line because he was upset with the man and woman.

No more details were listed in the report.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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