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2 arrested for making bomb threat against Mansfield Rite Aid

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 17:26:29-04

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Richland County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people accused of making a bomb threat against a Rite Aid.

Deputies said on Oct. 22, a bomb threat was made at the Rite Aid on Ashland Road in Mansfield. The caller also said an active shooter was on the way.

The call was used as a diversion for the caller's girlfriend, who was in the store, to steal a lap top computer and evacuate with the customers and employees, according to deputies.

On Monday around 2:15 p.m., deputies found the suspect's vehicle and stopped it on Marshall and Franklin avenues.

Malissa Young, 39, was arrested for theft and endangering children.

Anthony Webb, 42, was arrested for endangering children, inducing panic and failure to reinstate.

Young and Webb were both charged with endangering children due to them having a child with them during the crime, deputies said.

Webb was charged with failure to reinstate because he did not have a driver's license on him.

Deputies also said Webb had a red light violation when he suspected that he was being followed by a unmarked cruiser before being stopped by a marked cruiser.