CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to making more than 100 telephone bomb threats to courthouses and other public buildings in five states, including Oregon.
Thirty-nine-year-old Lonny Bristow of Mansfield pleaded guilty Thursday in Cleveland federal court. He entered the plea, waived a standard pre-sentence report and was sentenced to 51 months in prison.
Bristow was arrested in bomb threats made in November and December to courthouses and public buildings in Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, Tennessee and Mississippi.
A series of bomb threats were called in to 17 courthouses around Oregon, including the Deschutes County courthouse in Bend, and a state office building in Salem beginning around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19, according to a report in The Bulletin at the time.
The FBI said it traced numerous bomb threats to prepaid phone cards purchased at a Wal-Mart store in Upper Sandusky, about 40 miles west of Mansfield.