The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has named the person believed to be responsible for threats that led to the cancellation of a concert at the county expo center last month.
Robert Dulaney, 45, of Longview, used a prepaid cell phone and an internet calling app to contact the expo center from his prison cell at the Alfred Hughes Unit in Gatesville, Texas, to threaten violence at a Cody Jinks concert planned for Oct. 26, according to a statement issued Friday afternoon by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office.
Dulaney, who has been incarcerated since at least 2006 on charges including having a cell phone in prison, allegedly admitted to the crime. A warrant for a third-degree felony charge of terroristic threat has been requested, according to Friday's statement.
"Dulaney stated that he had access to Facebook while using his cell phone in prison. He gained information that his girlfriend was going to attend the Cody Jinks concert in Nacogdoches which angered him," according to the statement. "Dulaney stated that he called two different county offices in Nacogdoches until he spoke with someone at the civic center. Dulaney then made his threat over the phone in an attempt to have the concert canceled."
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