Charges are expected to be filed soon on a suspect connected to a Sunday morning bomb hoax at a St. James motel. As of Monday afternoon, the identity of the suspect had not been released, but the male suspect does have a lengthy criminal history, said St. James Police Chief Ron Jones.

Charges are expected to be filed soon on a suspect connected to a Sunday morning bomb hoax at a St. James motel.
As of Monday afternoon, the identity of the suspect had not been released, but the male suspect does have a lengthy criminal history, said St. James Police Chief Ron Jones.
According to Jones, officers responded to the reported bomb threat about 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Finn's Motel in the 700 block of Grover Street.
The call came from an employee who noticed a threatening note on the door of room 115.
"One of the housekeepers found a note on one of the doors that said if they tampered with it... it would blow up," Jones said.
According to a news release from the St. James Police Department, two gas cans strung together with wires were visible through the window. Officers then evacuated the premises and established a perimeter.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad and the Rolla Police Department Special Response Team were called in to assist.
The bomb squad deployed its bomb service robot, which broke through the window and retrieved the canisters.
The canisters were empty, and no explosive devices were located.
Once law enforcement entered the room, they located the male suspect, who was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Phelps County Jail pending a warrant application.
Jones said no other suspects are involved in the case.
The Phelps County Sheriff's Department and St. James Fire Protection District were also on the scene to assist.