Homeless man arrested over bomb threats

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 3:18 PM
Last updated 7:26 PM
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A hospitalized homeless man was charged after he made threats to bomb several buildings and Sheriff Richard Roundtree, authorities reported.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report, Robert Allen Marchman, 60, was being treated at Doctors Hos­pital about 10 a.m. Friday when he told several nurses how to make a bomb and where he would put them.

The report stated Marchman made threats to “blow up the hospital, an unknown bus station, a Circle K gas station on Walton Way and also to blow up Sheriff Roundtree.”

While officers secured the hospital room, they discovered two bags of marijuana, one of which was in plain sight on a table.

March­man told investigators he did not like the government or police. He said he was in a wheelchair because he was shot by a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy. He also said he had been making bombs since second grade.

According to The Augusta Chronicle archives, Marchman was seriously injured after being shot by Deputy William Adams in March 1997 at Rich­mond Hill Road and Steffan Way. Police said Marchman pulled a pistol and threatened to kill deputies after he was ordered from his vehicle. Adams shot Marchman in the left shoulder. He was later cleared of wrongdoing.

Marchman was arrested again in August 2001 after he reportedly threatened to blow up the Medical College of Georgia while being treated in the emergency room.

He faces charges of terroristic acts and threats and misdemeanor possession of marijuana for his most recent arrest.

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CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 08/12/13 - 04:35 pm
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At first blush,

I thought maybe the guy was just wanting to be able to get three hots and a cot, but this dude is seriously disturbed. Keep him locked up as long as you can.

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 08/12/13 - 04:40 pm
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Why

is he in a wheelchair when he was shot in the left shoulder? I could see it if it was near his spine, but not his shoulder. Psychosomatic maybe?

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 08/12/13 - 05:27 pm
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I say put him, his

I say put him, his wheelchair, and his bags of pot in the back of a cargo van, drive him up to the other side of Atlanta, and give him a coupon to the nearest Taco Bell and be done with him! Tell him if he EVER darkens the city limits anywhere in the CSRA, he'll be taken alot further out and with alot less!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/12/13 - 05:46 pm
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A Fruit Cake

Needs to be committed, not jailed.

Pops
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Pops 08/12/13 - 09:21 pm
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I say send

him to Afghanistan .....

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/13/13 - 12:49 pm
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"I've been making bombs since second grade"?

I think his maturity level has not increased since then.
Why is this dude being cared for in a hospital at taxpayers' expense? Why is he not incarcerated?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 08/13/13 - 12:55 pm
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@Dixieman

If he was incarcerated then we would be paying his room and board and his hospital bills! LOL!

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