Suspects in Deschutes bomb threat federally charged

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Suspects facing federal charges of conspiracy

This man is a person of interest in a bomb threat at the Deschutes County courthouse, July 29, 2019 (Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two of the 3 suspects connected to the Deschutes Courthouse bomb threat are now facing federal charges of conspiracy to make a threat regarding explosive materials and false information and hoaxes.

The charges from Deschutes County were dismissed in order to file them in Federal Court.

Bend residents Kellie Kent Cameron, 31, and Jonathan Tyler Allen, 23, are both facing charges of conspiracy to make a threat regarding explosive materials and false information and hoaxes.

The Deschutes County Courthouse was shut down for hours after the bomb threat was made on July, 29.

The sheriff’s office said a suspicious package was found near the entrance of the courthouse before 8 a.m. Investigators and the bomb squad determined it was a hoax device and was not explosive.

Shortly after 11 a.m., investigators released a photo of a man described as a “person of interest” in the case. The man wearing a wide-brimmed hat and large sunglasses was seen carrying a box in the area.

Streets were blocked off and people with court appearances or jury duty were rescheduled.

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