Man sentenced for phoning in bomb threat to courthouse

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say a Bend resident has been sentenced to federal prison for crafting a hoax bomb and phoning in a threat to blow up the Deschutes County Courthouse in 2019. U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams says Kellie Cameron was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison and three years’ supervised release. Cameron was also ordered to pay more than $43,000 in restitution to the Deschutes County Circuit Court, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, First Interstate Bank in Bend, and Bend Fire & Rescue. Court documents say in late July 2019, Cameron and co-defendant Jonathan Allen conspired to shut down the courthouse in Bend by planting a fake bomb and calling in a bomb threat.