New York man arrested for making bomb threats in Kinston, other charges

Timothy Michael McDonough (Kinston Police Department photo)

KINSTON, Lenoir County - A New York man wanted by Kinston Police has been arrested for making bomb threats, harassing phone calls and identity theft towards citizens, businesses and government institutions.

Timothy Michael McDonough, 37, of Plattsburgh, N.Y. is facing six counts of making a bomb threat. Kinston Police obtained a warrant for his arrest on Thursday and Plattsburgh, N.Y. police located and apprehended him the next day.

Between 2015 and 2017, Kinston officials said McDonough is a suspect in more than 50 cases, including identity theft, harassing telephone calls and making numerous bomb threats. That includes places such as Walmart, Pizza Hut, UNC Lenoir Health Care and The Free Press, the newspaper reports. Agencies involved in investigating these crimes include Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, Greene County Sheriff's Office and the Kinston Police Department.

McDonough, who once lived in Lenoir County, will go through an extradition process for his return to Kinston.

The Kinston Police Department would like to thank Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, Greene County Sheriff's Office, District Attorneys Office, Plattsburgh Police Department (NY), and the United States Marshall Service for their assistance with the investigation.

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