Feds arrest bomb threat suspect in Phoenix

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A former Jackson man with an outstanding warrant in Wyoming has been picked up by federal authorities in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kreighton Kilgore, 33, is being held on at least one count of making a False Statement in Connection with Acquisition of a Firearm. Kilgore’s initial court appearance is scheduled for February 22 in front of US District Court Judge Bridget S. Bade.

Kilgore is wanted in Wyoming for making several bomb threats on January 19, 2018 in Jackson. A man identified as Kilgore called St. John’s Medical Center, Albertsons, and other businesses in the town of Jackson claiming a bomb was planted.

Kilgore later allegedly did the same thing a month later in Garfield County, Colorado and Natrona County, Wyoming. None of the threats were deemed credible but a warrant was issued for Kilgore’s arrest for making Terroristic Threats. Cops in Jackson, however, say they are not eager to have him back in Wyoming at all.

Kilgore has a long history with law enforcement growing up in Jackson Hole. He has since been arrested in California for again making a bomb threat to a woman in San Diego in July 2012. Kilgore allegedly spat in an officer’s face during that arrest.

At his trial, Kilgore’s defense attorney told San Diego Superior Court Judge David Szumowski that she doubted Kilgore was mentally competent to understand the charges against him.

Kilgore was convicted of resisting arrest. Charges pertaining to the bomb threat were dropped. He was sentenced to three years probation.

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