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Oklahoma City suspect in Walmart bomb threat has similar case pending in court

BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Published: April 6, 2010
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A man arrested Sunday in a phoned bomb threat to a Walmart in Oklahoma City has a pending felony case from a similar incident in November, court records show.

Curtis Cooper Jr., 46, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a complaint of telephoning a bomb threat to the Walmart at 1801 Belle Isle Blvd., police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

He remained in jail Monday afternoon in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Police arrested him on the same complaint Nov. 10, according to a police report. An employee at an Edmond employment agency told officers a man threatened to blow them up, and police traced the number to Cooper’s northeast Oklahoma City home. Cooper’s mother told police she overheard him make the threat.

A pretrial conference in that case is set for April 27, court records show.

Walmart staff told police Sunday’s came about 2:45 p.m., prompting an evacuation of the store.

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