The suspect’s sentence was activated during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday.
Cody Matthew Startt, 27, was arrested in West Virginia and charged with felony probation violations for convictions related to prior bomb threats.
In court today Startt admitted to violating terms of his probation by absconding from supervision, being in arrears of court indebtedness and failing to complete court-directed community service.
Superior Court Judge Gregory R. Hayes revoked Startt’s probation and activated his prison sentence of four to 14 months.
According to published reports in The Hickory Daily Record, Startt, along with Kayla Marie Russell, 21, of Hickory made nine false bomb threats to businesses and government buildings nearly a year ago.
Some of the same businesses targeted in 2015, such as the Hickory Wal-Mart Superstore on U.S. Highway 70, were targeted in recent threats.
Law enforcement determined all of the threats in 2015 and 2016 to be hoaxes. However, a press release notes that the agencies “take all threats of this nature extremely seriously.”
The first threats of 2016 began May 21.