Posted: Jan 08, 2014
By Nick Kenney
MEMPHIS, TN -(WMC-TV) – A Memphis man is doing the Jailhouse Rock for allegedly causing the first day of the New Year to get all shook up near one of the city's biggest tourist attractions.
Hundreds of guests at the Heartbreak Hotel across the street from Graceland left the building on New Year's Day under a mandatory evacuation after a bomb threat was called in. As it turns out, they were caught in the middle of a domestic dispute between two people going separate ways.
Curtis Banks, 32, was booked into the Shelby County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on making a false report, harassment, and stalking charges.
January 1, 2014 at 9:23 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the front desk clerk took calls claiming there was a bomb on the premises. Police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the entire hotel but found nothing and determined it to be a hoax.
January 2, 2014, Banks' girlfriend, who works at the Heartbreak Hotel, showed investigators a text message Banks allegedly sent her at 9:31 a.m. on January 1st that admitted to calling in the bomb threat.
Banks bond is set at $75,000. He is due in general session court on Wednesday morning.