NR 15-107 Suspect Arrested For Making Threats To Destroy Moore Justice Center Using An Explosive Device

December 3, 2015 - 4:45 pm Author: Category:

NR- 15-107 Dawsey ArrestThe Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 37-year-old, Oran Orval Dawsey, of 446 Stowe Lane, Unincorporated Cocoa, after a Federal Warrant was issued by the U. S. Magistrate in Orlando. Dawsey was charged federally with making a bomb threat by telephone. He was turned over to the United States Marshall’s Office and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. The investigation revealed that on the morning of September 22, 2015, an individual made a telephone call to the Moore Justice Center and stated that a bomb was located inside the courthouse. In response, the facility was evacuated and members of the Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit searched the building for an explosive device. Although no such explosives were located, all official business operations was suspended.

Investigators determined that on the morning the bomb threat was made, Dawsey failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance at the Moore Justice Center in a criminal case for which he was facing a possible prison sentence. Dawsey was later identified as the person who made the threat and confirmed his actions in an attempt to get his scheduled court date postponed.

Anyone with information in reference to this case is asked to please contact either Sheriff’s Office Agent Chris Castiello who is assigned to the FBI Task Force at 321-253-0293 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

For additional information concerning this News Release, please call Major Tod Goodyear through the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162.