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Danielle Messineo

LOUISA, Va. (WTVR) – Officials said a woman accused of a rash of bomb threats was arrested again Friday in Orange County.

Twenty-one-year-old Danielle Messineo, of Harper Drive in Orange, appeared in court Tuesday.

Major Donny Lowe, with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, said Messineo is being held without bond.

Officials said this all started after a bomb threat was called into the Louisa County General District Court on Aug 04, 2011.

Detectives in Louisa County contacted law enforcement investigating similar bomb threats in other jurisdictions.

Detectives from Louisa, Culpeper and Orange discovered that Messineo was scheduled to appear in court in each of the jurisdictions when the threats were called in.

“As a result of the combined efforts of the Louisa, Orange and Culpeper County Sheriff’s Offices, we were able to identify the suspect,” said Louisa County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Stanton. “By the careful study of the suspect’s habits… we were able to plan for her next move and make an arrest accordingly.”

Additionally, the Louisa courthouse was evacuated after another bomb threat was called in when Messineo was slated to appear in Louisa on March 13, 2012.

Authorities said the call came from her phone.

Messineo was originally arrested on March 13 for making a threat to bomb or burn the Louisa County General District Court.

She was held on a $10,000.00 secure bond, and sent to the Central Virginia Regional Jail. However, Messineo  was released on bond, but failed to appear in court, resulting in a capias being issued for her arrest.

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