By Trent Moore
The Cullman Times
The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an escaped convict from Arab, Ala. who authorities believe could be a person of interest in the bomb threat at Cullman Regional Medical Center.
The sheriff’s office arrested Jeremy Lewayne Lang just past midnight early Monday morning. He had reportedly escaped from Arab police in Marshall County at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey said Lang was arrested at the intersection of County Roads 1804 and 1802 in the Holly Pond area. Authorities had staked out the location after reportedly learning Lang might attempt to harm someone near that area. When he arrived, deputies swarmed the vehicle and took him into custody.
Lang was charged with existing felony arson warrants, and is being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond. Rainey said additional charges are likely forthcoming.
Rainey confirmed to The Times that Lang is a person of interest in the late-night bomb threat that led to the evacuation and search of CRMC, as well as two other north Alabama hospitals. No bomb was found at any location.
Cullman Police Assistant Chief Craig Green said his department would also be questioning Lang about the bomb threat case, and thanked the sheriff’s office for their work in apprehending the suspect.
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