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Anthrax Hoax Puts Man Back in Jail for 10 Years

November 28, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A man who police say put a white substance on a bathroom counter at an Anderson truck stop and wrote "Anthrax is in here somewhere" on a stall door has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating his probation.

Madison Superior Court Judge Dennis Carroll ruled that David W. Jones, who authorities say admitted to the Oct. 26 hoax, violated his probation by making false reports.

Jones, 27, was on probation for seven arson convictions since 1997.

A federal grand jury in Indianapolis last week indicted Jones on two counts of false reporting. If convicted of those charges, Jones could face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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