On September 29, Conroe Police were dispatched to 300 West Davis, Conroe City Hall, regarding a potential bomb threat. Police Officials say 35-year-old Michael Drew Sowell had allegedly advised a city employee that he had an explosive device in his tote bag, laying the bag on the porch of City Hall.
Officers secured the area and evacuated City Hall and adjacent buildings. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad responded and determined the bag and its content safe.
Police Officials say Sowell has had a history of causing disturbances at City Hall and was recently issued a trespass warning. Sowell was arrested for Possession of Hoax Bomb (Class A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Trespass (Class B Misdemeanor).