A man has been arrested after the sheriff’s office said he sent a threatening message to a Martinsville business. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office said a threatening message was found inside Hanes Brands Inc. on Beaver Creek Drive around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. The message indicated there was an explosive device inside the facility. The sheriff’s office explosives detection canine and his handler responded to the scene and searched the building. Nothing suspicious was found inside.
The Henry County Department of Public Safety and local volunteer fire and rescue units were on scene as a precaution. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Hanes Brands officials worked together to ensure the safety of the employees.
Through the course of their investigation, a male employee was identified as a suspect. Investigators charged 22-year-old Alvin Donnell Hunt with one count of felony threat to bomb. He was released on a $3,500 unsecured bond.
Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463).