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|Former Monmouth Man Sentenced to Prison for Farmland Foods Bomb Threat
|POSTED 11:46am, UPDATED 4:45pm 4/29/09 A Tennessee man is headed to prison after admitting that he called in a bomb threat to a Monmouth business last month.
Warren County State's Attorney Chip Algren says Aaron Kinnon pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony disorderly conduct and received the maximum five-year sentence. Algren says Kinnon initially appeared in court on March 30th after being extradited from Tennessee to Warren County.
Authorities from multiple agencies tied Kinnon to a bomb threat against Farmland Foods in Monmouth on March 13th around 4:15 am. Algren says the threat was received at the Monmouth Police Department through a 911 call, which came in through a relay communication center used by people with speech or hearing impairments.
Algren says the caller told 911 operators that he had planted 10 pounds of C4 explosive on an ammonia tank at Farmland Foods which he would detonate by cell phone. A subsequent search of Farmland revealed no bomb on the property. Algren says the caller demanded that $100,000 be deposited in a bank account to stop him from detonating the bomb.
An investigation the morning that the call came in determined it had originated from Nashville, Tennessee, and investigators - with the assistance of Monmouth Police Department dispatchers - were able to link the call to Kinnon. Algren obtained an arrest warrant for Kinnon the same day he called in the threat, and he was taken into custody by the Nashville Police Department and the FBI shortly after the warrant was issued.
Algren says Kinnon is a former Monmouth resident who worked at Farmland Foods until he was fired from there approximately two years ago.
(Aaron Kinnon. Photo Courtesy Warren County Sheriffs Department.)
|04 29 09 by Newsroom
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