Woman accused of sending bomb threat to Kentucky State Police arrested in Iowa

Published 11:28 am Wednesday, February 3, 2021

A woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly sent a bomb threat to the Kentucky State Police mobile app.

KSP says an anonymous bomb threat was sent Sunday night, claiming KSP Post 1 in Hickory as the intended target. State police say the post was searched extensively, and no explosives were found.

Using IP records and cell provider data, KSP says detectives identified Keely J. Bennett, 21, of Cherokee, Iowa, as the person who sent the threat.

An arrest warrant was issued for Bennett Monday, and she was arrested without incident by the Cherokee Police Department Monday evening.

KSP says Bennett is awaiting extradition to Kentucky, where she faces a charge of first-degree terroristic threatening.