OAKHURST – Sheriff John Anderson announced the capture of an Oakhurst man believed to be tied to last week’s Bass Lake Courthouse Bomb Threat.
Mountain Deputies captured William Shannon Reed, 42, shortly before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.
Reed, who sports a tattoo reading “WHITE PRIDE,” was apprehended near Dale Lane and Road 426 in Oakhurst. He was standing beside a stolen truck with a flat tire when deputies arrived on scene.
The investigation began last Tuesday, Aug. 14, when Cal Fire Investigators and Sheriff’s Deputies, along with a bomb sniffing canine were dispatched to the Bass Lake Courthouse located on Road 274. An incendiary device had been set off, and a bomb threat phoned into two local news agencies.
After following up on a number of leads and tips, deputies identified Reed as a suspect in this case.
Reed, who is on parole, was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.
He is being held without bail.
The investigation is ongoing. More information will be released as it becomes available.