Illinois man charged following alleged bomb threats to appear in court today

By Charles Lefebvre
February 11, 2019 - 11:10am

TABER, AB — An Illinois man facing multiple charges after allegedly phoning in multiple bomb threats to schools and businesses in Taber on Friday will be in court Monday afternoon.

In a news release, the Jackson County State's Attorney revealed 36-year-old Justin Bagley of Elkville, Illinois is facing 11 charges of making false bomb threats.  He is scheduled to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Central Time.

The threats were allegedly made between February 7 and 9. Taber Police responded to bomb threats on Friday at  LT Westlake Elementary School, WR Myers School and Central Elementary School. The threats were all determined to be hoaxes.

Taber Police also responded to bomb threats reported to the town’s Wal-Mart, according to Global Lethbridge, which were also determined to be hoaxes.

The Jackson County State’s Attorney says the alleged threats were also made to a bank and health centre, according to the release.

Bagley has been in custody since Saturday. He faces 2-5 years in prison on each of the charges if convicted.

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