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Man threatens to blow up Thibodaux business; arrested with 40 pills, firearm

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THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - A Houma man wanted for threatening to blow up a Thibodaux wireless phone store has been arrested with 40 pills and a firearm in his possession.

Monty Savoy, 57, was arrested Monday on outstanding felony warrants for terrorizing and simple criminal damage to property. Police state that Savoy caused a disturbance at a wireless phone customer service center, damaging the payment kiosk and threatened to ‘blow up' the building.

On Monday, police responded to a convenience store on LA Highway 3185 after receiving reports that Savoy was parked behind the store.

He was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants. Police say that a handgun was found in the driver's side door of the vehicle. He was also found in possession of 40 pills which included various types of narcotics, police say. 

Savoy was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on the outstanding warrants, as well as additional charges of possession of controlled dangerous substances; possession of a legend drug without a prescription; and illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.

He is being held in lieu of $35,000 bond for the new charges, as well as an additional $15,000 bond on the city court warrant.

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