SANDRA M STANWAY
Taber Police have charged Justin Bagley, 36, from Elkville, Illinois with 10 counts of felony disorderly conduct in relation to a series of bomb threats that were made to multiple locations in Taber between Feb. 7 and 9.
WSIL News in Illinois reported the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Taber Police on Saturday.
Police reported there had been bomb threats made at numerous locations including schools, a hospital, a bank, a store and the police department.
“Several of these locations were evacuated for safety,” WSIL reported.
They also reported, Bagley who was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail, was sentenced to prison in 2005 for making a false bomb threat at a Walmart in Illinois.
KFVS News in the U.S. reported the phone number used to make the threats was traced to Bagley.
Graham Abela, Chief of Police in Taber thanks all the agencies involved in the investigation including , “We thank the following the Medicine Hat Police Service, the United States Department of Home Land Security ICE and the Jackson County Sherrif’s Department in Illinois.
“The results of this investigation have demonstrated the commitment and abilities of our local law enforcement and the partnerships necessary to ensure safe communities,” Abela said.