Jackson Co. man charged with making bomb threats to Canadian locations

Suspect arrested for bomb threats

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Elkville man was charged with making bomb threats to several locations in a Canadian town.

According to the Jackson Sheriff’s Office, they received a call on Saturday, Feb. 9 from Taber, Alberta Canada, in reference to 10 bomb threats they received at numerous locations in Taber.

The threats were made at locations that included schools, a hospital, bank, police agency and a store over a 48-hour period.

Several of the locations were evacuated and security measures were taken.

The phone number used to make the threats lead investigators to Justin Bagley of Elkville.

Reports from the Jackson County State’s Attorneys office said on February 11 Badgley was charged with 11 separate disorderly conduct counts of making false bomb threats.

The State’s Attorney’s office reported the threats were made between February 7 and 9 to a department store, bank, health center and schools.

Bagley is scheduled to make a court appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.

He faces two to five years imprisonment on each of the 11 counts.

He is being held in the Jackson County Jail.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is working the Taber Police Service on this ongoing investigation.

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