Man sentenced for bomb threat and threatening ex

Man sentenced for bomb threat and threatening ex
Spirlin Edwards, 27 sentenced. (Source: Akron police)

Spirlin Edwards, 27, of East 137th Street in Cleveland, was sentenced Thursday to four years and 11 months in prison for inducing panic, telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing.

Prosecutors say Edwards grabbed his ex-girlfriend and shoved her to the ground back in January of last year. The following week, four tires on the victim's car were slashed while parked outside of her job. The victim and her family also began receiving numerous threatening text messages and emails which were traced back to Edwards. Text messages included Edwards threatening to kill the victim and her family and burn their house down.

Then on May 8, 2015, Edwards called in a bomb threat to Stow-Munroe Falls High School, causing the evacuation of close to 2,000 people. Phone records show the call came from Edwards' mother's house, where Edwards lived at the time.

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