Holdenville Man Pleads Guilty To Communicating A Bomb Threat To Hughes County Courthouse
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that CALEB TRENT HODGINS, age 20, of Holdenville, Oklahoma, pled guilty to an Information charging him with USE OF TELEPHONE TO COMMUNICATE BOMB THREAT, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 844(e) and 2.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hughes County Sheriff’s Department.
The Information alleged that on or about May 21, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, through use of a telephone, maliciously conveyed false information knowing the same to be false concerning an attempt and alleged attempt being made to unlawfully damage and destroy a building, to-wit: the Hughes County Courthouse in Holdenville, Oklahoma, by means of an explosive, in and affecting interstate commerce.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea, and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled upon its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.
The statutory range of punishment is up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both.
Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.