Irvine man to serve year for New Year’s bomb threat

Published 3:51 pm Monday, November 7, 2016

A New Year’s bomb threat earned an Irvine man a year in prison.

Kyle Hebert, 23, pleaded guilty Thursday to a single charge of second-degree terroristic threatening for making the threat.

Store employees told Winchester Police they received the call around 4:55 a.m. Jan. 1. The voice on the phone said there were several bombs throughout the store which would go off every 45 minutes.

The store’s caller ID system recorded the phone number used to make the call, which led officers to a residence in Irvine and Hebert’s residence. He also made a similar call to the Walmart in Berea, police said.

As officers searched his home, they found the phone numbers of both stores recorded in Hebert’s cell phone.

Hebert could have received up to five years in prison.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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