A Beaufort man has been charged with making a bomb threat to a local car dealership.
Tarrie Daniel Reynolds, 39, is suspected of calling in the threat to Dan Vaden Chevrolet in Beaufort, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 10 a.m., deputies went to the dealership after receiving reports that a man had called and told everyone to get out of the building because he had put a bomb inside.
The business was evacuated and searched by the Sheriff’s Office Bomb Team. A bomb was not found.
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The call was traced to a pay phone near Sunhouse Petroleum on Trask Parkway. Deputies reviewed video surveillance from the store and saw a man making a call at the same time the bomb threat was received.
The man was identified as Reynolds. He was found at Sunshine Auto Sales, where he works as a mechanic. He is awaiting a bond hearing at the Beaufort County Detention Center.
According to the news release, the motive for the threat remains unknown. No connection between Reynolds and the business has been established.