Sunday, March 7, 2021

Man Who Faked Bomb Scare at Oxford Walmart Formally Charged with Felony

A man arrested Sunday for allegedly telling Walmart customers he planted a bomb inside the store has been formally charged.

Jordan Montrey Williams, 26, of Oxford, was charged with false reporting of a bomb, explosive or weapons of mass destruction.

Jordan Montrey Williams

He was given a $50,000 bond Tuesday by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.

Williams was arrested by officers with the Oxford Police Department after Walmart management called 911 at about 4 p.m. Sunday to report that Williams was allegedly telling customers he planted a bomb inside the store.

Walmart evacuated the store and OPD formed a perimeter around the building until additional resources could arrive.

Three explosives-detection K9s from other agencies were called to the scene to assist OPD in searching the store.

At 7:47 p.m., the all-clear was given and the store was deemed safe.

Staff report