June 12th, 2024

Montana man who should not play with phones gets 13 months for 911 antics

By Medicine Hat News on June 6, 2024.


A man who called in a phony threat to blow up a school near Havre, Mont., and then called authorities asking for a ride, will spend 13 months in prison, three years on probation and was fined $7,000, the U.S. Attorney’s office has announced.

Jacob Edwin Wilson, 40, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced in U.S. District court on May 29.

On Aug. 29, 2023, Wilson called both the Blaine County 911 emergency number and the Dodson school, located near the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, and said he was “about to blow Dodson school up,” according to prosecutors.

The facility was evacuated and searched by several police agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, though no explosives were found.

Later in the day, Wilson called 911 again and asked for a ride off the reservation, but specifically asked that the Fort Belknap police not provide it.

Officers located and arrested him.

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