A bomb scare in Hale Center leads authorities to search for two suspects.
Experts detonated a bomb around Noon Thursday near 15th and Main Street that was found underneath the hood of a vehicle.
The owner of the vehicle, Charles Joslin, had been stabbed Thursday morning and told authorities that he saw the bomb inside his pickup truck. The bomb scare caused the evacuation of two city blocks and a junior high school in Hale Center.
Joslin, a former radio disk jockey for Ramar Communications of Lubbock, faces theft charges after being suspected of swindling listeners out of over twenty-six thousand dollars, which was supposed to go to a single mother whose children had cancer, and her husband had been killed in Iraq. The story was false, and authorities arrested Joslin, also known as DJ Chuck Dakota, last week.
Joslin was treated at an area hospital for wounds, and then taken to the Hale County Sheriff’s office for his own protection.
Authorities are searching for two men involved in the incident.
One is described as a white male, about six feet tall with a salt and pepper beard, completely bald, with a swastika tattoo on his left forearm.
The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, around 5 feet 8 inches tall, black hair, and clean shaven.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimeline at 741-1000.