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Arrest Made in A&M Bomb Threat

A Bryan resident has been arrested in connection with the recent bomb threat at Texas A&M, and sources tell News 3 the suspect has been in a relationship with the woman accused in another campus threat.

Dereon Kelly, 22, was charged Monday, but has been in the Brazos County jail since just after 6:30 p.m. on October 19 on warrants out of Dallas County, including one for fraud.

It was that same morning just after 11:00 a.m. that an e-mail threat was received by A&M's Computing Information Services department, forcing the evacuation of an estimated 50,000 people on campus.

Authorities say Kelly's cell phone was linked to the e-mail.

Bond was set at $150,000.

Brittany Henderson, who was arrested for the Texas State bomb threat on October 18, is still a person of interest in the A&M threat, according to UPD. Sources tell News 3 Kelly and Henderson are either currently in a relationship or used to be in one.

No other details were released by UPD.

If convicted of the charge of making a terroristic threat, Kelly could receive up to ten years in prison and be fined up to $10,000. It is a third-degree felony.


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