Uhrichsville woman charged with making a bomb threat
A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging an Uhrichsville woman with making a bomb threat, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Jennifer Jean Ebert, 25, is charged with phoning in the threat to the MedCentral Wellness Complex, in Mansfield, which caused its evacuation on March 22, 2013, according to the indictment.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin Seabury Gould and Edward F. Feran, following investigation by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and members of the Ontario (Ohio) Division of Police.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.