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Oklahoma crime briefs for March 21, 2013

Oklahoma crime briefs for Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Modified: March 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm •  Published: March 21, 2013

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LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, STAFF WRITER

Web threat brings guilty plea

An Oklahoma City man has pleaded guilty to threatening violence in Casper, Wyo. U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats says Glenn Allen Kirkham, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Oklahoma City. The threats were made Jan. 14 on an Internet-based bulletin board service. Authorities in Casper then locked down 40 schools, notified area hospitals and nursing homes, and police were sent to areas where an attack was considered possible. Kirkham was arrested the same day and said he had “posted a work of artistic falsehood.” Investigators have said Kirkham was apparently upset about a possible automatic weapons ban. He faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution for the cost of emergency responders. Sentencing is set for June 19.

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