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UPS driver charged with making threats at 167th Airlift Wing

June 30, 2007|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Clear Spring man was arraigned Friday after allegedly threatening to deliver a bomb to the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing base, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Jeffrey L. Myers, 48, of 12427 Big Pool Road, was charged with threatening to commit a terrorist act, according to court records.

In a brief interview, Magistrate Jo Ann Overington said Friday that Myers told her during his arraignment that he was fired from his job at UPS after the alleged incident, which occurred June 21.

According to a complaint by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy P.S. Layne, Myers got angry at airlift wing staff who told him they needed to search the UPS truck he was operating.

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"Upon request of the staff to perform this search, Mr. Myers became angered ... and advised that he comes into this facility every day and sometimes he is checked and sometimes he isn't," Layne said in his complaint.

"He advised that the next time he comes back that he will bring a bomb and they can try to find that," Layne said in the complaint.

Airlift wing staff advised police of the incident the next day, according to Layne's complaint.

Overington set a $10,000 bond for Myers, who later posted bail and was released, she said. Records show Myers applied for a court-appointed attorney.

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