by Robin Kemp

Ed. note: It is the policy of The Clayton Crescent not to publish mugshots unless an active manhunt is underway or a similar imminent threat is posed to the public.

A Jonesboro man is in the Clayton County Jail facing charges he allegedly called Clayton County 911 and threatened to blow up the Clayton County Jail.

Marvin Wannamaker, 53, whose address is listed in jail records as the Scottish Inns on Battle Creek Road, was arrested Monday, March 24 and charged with dissemination of information related to terrorist acts and unlawful conduct during a 911 call.

Investigators took Wannamaker into custody within hours of the call and are trying to determine whether he “ever had the capability of actually being able to [carry] out the threat or not,” according to the sheriff’s office. Jail records listed the Clayton County Police Department as the arresting agency as of press time.

After his bond calendar had been rescheduled 16 times between September 23, 2020 and March 3 of this year, Wannamaker pleaded nolle prosequi to one count of criminal trespass before State Court Judge Linda S. Cowen on May 3.

Georgia Department of Corrections inmate records show Wannamaker previously served time in 1999 and 2003 on shoplifting convictions in Dekalb and Fulton Counties. Both times, he was sentenced to one year but released early.

In 2018, Monroe Police arrested a Marvin Wannamaker on simple battery and simple assault after an alleged dispute with neighbors.