Affidavit: Man Admits To Making Bomb Threats In Sentinel With Other's Name

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 1:49 pm
By: News 9

A man arrested for making bomb threats in Sentinel, Oklahoma, admitted to authorities that he used someone else's name to make the threats because he was angry with that person, according to an affidavit.

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According to the affidavit released on Thursday, January 22, at about 4 a.m. on January 15, Washita County Dispatch received 911 phone calls from someone who identified himself as Dallas Horton. The man told 911 dispatchers that he had placed a bomb in the refrigerator at the Sentinel Head Start and that the bombs were set to go off at 8 a.m.

Sentinel police, along with Washita County deputies responded to Horton's home in the 200 block of S. 4th Street in Sentinel. They made force entry into Horton's home, and once inside, Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross was shot several times by Horton. 

Chief Ross was not seriously injured because he was wearing a bullet-proof vest. He had just borrowed the vest from a deputy before entering the home.

1/16/2015 Related Story: Sentinel Police Chief Speaks Out About Shooting

Horton was taken into custody by Washita County deputies, and the Sheriff's office requested investigative assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

OSBI agents questioned Horton. Further investigation revealed that phones in Horton's home did not make the bomb threat calls.

Later during the investigation, authorities said they were able to identify 27-year-old James Holly as a suspect in the case. On Tuesday, January 20, authorities questioned Holly in connection to the bomb threats. Holly reportedly confessed that he had used Horton's name and called in the bomb threats to 911 because he was angry with Horton.

Holly told OSBI agents that he used two separate non-functioning phones so that the phones could not be traced back to him.

Following the interview, Holly was arrested and booked into the Washita County Jail on complaints of making bomb threats by telephone.

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