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Trinity Co. Sheriff's Office: Suspect in vehicle, debit card thefts threatened to blow up courthouse

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Kenneth Dale Goff (Source: Trinity County Sheriff's Office) Kenneth Dale Goff (Source: Trinity County Sheriff's Office)
TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Not long after authorities put word out that they were seeking the public's help in finding a man suspected of stealing a vehicle, the same man allegedly called the Trinity County Sheriff's Office and told the dispatcher that he was going to blow up the courthouse.

According to an official with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, the suspect in the case, Kenny Dale Goff, called dispatch Friday and said, "I'm Kenny Goff, and I'm going to blow up the courthouse."

As a result of the phone call, Goff, 52, now has an outstanding arrest warrant for terroristic threat, which is a third-degree felony. Goff was already being sought as a suspect in the theft of a vehicle and a debit card.

"The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a vehicle and debit card," a press release stated. "Kenneth Dale Goff, 52 years old, was seen driving the vehicle and has used the debit card numerous times in Trinity and surrounding counties."

According to the press release, Goff has called and made threats to the victim. In addition, he has called the Trinity County Sheriff's Office and made false reports.

Goff has allegedly said that he "has automatic weapons, and lot of people are going to get hurt," the press release stated. The Houston Police Department found the abandoned vehicle Thursday night.

The press release cautioned citizens to not approach Goff.

Anyone who has seen Goff or has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Trinity County Sheriff's Office at (936) 642-1424.

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