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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Bomb Threat Arrest


On 4-16-2020, Fort Myers Police Officers responded to the area of Prince St and Edison Ave, in reference to a bomb threat made against a business in the area. Several Officers responded to the scene and secured the area, pending a sweep. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded with an explosive detecting K9 unit, and the business and surrounding area were cleared. No explosives were located, and the threat was deemed a hoax. The case was forwarded to the FMPD Detective Division for further investigation.

On 4-17-2020, a second bomb-threat was called in against the same business. Officers responded and again, cleared the business and surrounding areas. No explosives were located, and the call was again deemed a hoax. The scene was again turned over to the FMPD Detective Division for further investigation.

During the investigation, probable cause was developed for the arrest of Curtis J. Williams, 9-27-1964. Williams was located and arrested after Officers conducting surveillance on his place of residence observed him leaving the area. A lawful search warrant was executed on his residence, and no explosives or other weapons were located.

Williams is being charged with two counts of:

  • False report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction, in violation of Chapter 790.163 of the Florida Statutes.

Williams was transported to the Lee County Jail for booking.

Although the investigation is still active, Fort Myers Police believe this to be an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public.

This, again an example of Excellent collaboration.

Williams Arrest

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