Columbus Woman Arrested for Threatening State Office

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -A Columbus woman is behind bars facing felony charges, after threatening to blow up a State office.

On Thursday Columbus Police received a report of threats being made against the Department of Human Services..

A caller reportedly threatened to harm a DHS employee, and said the she would “Blow the building up”.

The caller was identified as Roschell Cotton, a Columbus resident who has a case pending with the Department




Cotton was arrested at her home in East Columbus.

She is charged with Simple Assault against an employee of the Department of Human Services, and Making a false Bomb Threat.

Cotton is in the Lowndes County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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