TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - After she allegedly threatened to blow up the Trinity County Jail if she wasn't given a ride to Lufkin for a court appearance early Wednesday morning, a 24-year-old Groveton woman told a sheriff's deputy that she let her anger the best of her.
Savannah Elise Anderson is still being held in the Trinity County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of terroristic threat to impair public or government service. No bail information was available.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Trinity County Sheriff's deputy received a call from dispatch saying there was a woman inside the jail who had threatened two dispatchers by telephone and in person. Anderson allegedly said that if she wasn't given a ride to Lufkin for a court appearance, she was going to blow up the jail.
The deputy ran across from the sheriff's office across the street to the jail, he found Anderson carrying three bags and standing in front of the jail. When the TCSO deputy confronted Anderson, she allegedly admitted to telling the dispatchers that she was going to blow the jail up if she didn't get a ride to a court date.
She also told the deputy that she told one of the dispatchers that the bomb was in her purse.
After the deputy put Anderson in temporary restraints and sat her down inside the jail while he looked through her three bags. The deputy didn't find any sign of an explosive device, the affidavit stated.
When the deputy asked Anderson why she threatened to blow up the jail, she allegedly replied, "I let my anger get the best of me."