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Victoria woman indicted for making fake bomb threat

By Victoria Advocate
July 28, 2014 at 2:28 a.m.


A 36-year-old woman was indicted Thursday after officials said she warned the sheriff's office about a nonexistent bomb at the Victoria County courthouse.

Dominique Porche Ross, of Victoria, was indicted on a charge of false alarm or report of an emergency, a state jail felony.

The call to the sheriff's office came in about 7 a.m. June 10.

Ross was scheduled to be in court that day before Judge Robert C. Cheshire. The courthouse was immediately evacuated, according to an earlier report.

Ross is charged with "knowing the report was false or baseless and would ordinarily prevent or interrupt the occupation of the building."

The state is seeking to enhance her sentence, if found guilty, because she was convicted in 2004 of credit or debit card abuse and in 2011 of theft in Victoria County, according to the indictment.

James Smith was appointed as her attorney. She is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 8.

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