An Illinois man was sentenced to prison Wednesday after he pleased guilty to making a false bomb threat on a courthouse.
Tevin J. Tate, 22, of Carrier Mills, Illinois, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Wednesday in Saline County Circuit Court to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with two years mandatory supervised release.
On November 13, 2014 Tate called Johnson County 911 and stated there was a bomb located in the Saline County Courthouse.
The call prompted an emergency response by law enforcement.
The bomb threat was investigated and found to be false.
The Saline County Sheriffs Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Illinois State Police, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Harrisburg Police Department and Carrier Mills Police Department all collaborated in the investigation.
Tate was also sentenced to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with two years mandatory supervised release and costs for the offense of attempted armed robbery.