A Penderbrook man accused of threatening to bomb the Loudoun County Government Center was indicted on Monday. He is Charles McMillion, 43, of 3861 Inverness Road.
According to that county's Sheriff's Office, he allegedly called someone at the county Treasurer's Office, Aug. 1 around 2:30 p.m., and said his home and wages had been garnished and he was upset. In a court document, Investigator Shannon Coderre of the county Sheriff's Office wrote that McMillion reportedly told the call taker that "he had just left an explosive device in the government center."
That building was evacuated and searched for several hours, and no explosives were found. Authorities reportedly identified McMillion as the caller and, on Aug. 24, they arrested him.
He was charged with one felony count of threat to bomb and two misdemeanors of making a profane threat to the public. The latter two charges were later dropped, but the felony moved forward. Then on Monday, Dec. 11, a Loudoun County grand jury indicted McMillion on that charge. He's scheduled for a jury trial, beginning Feb. 22, in Loudoun County Circuit Court.
<tgl> — Bonnie Hobbs