Woman Who Called In Bomb Threat May Serve Only 120 Days in Jail

A woman who called a bomb threat into Reed Middle School to try and avoid arrest on a different charge could end up spending eight years in prison but will likely only serve 120 days.

Savannah Paige Barton, 24, pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat and has been sent to a 120-day institutional treatment program. If she successfully completes the program, the Department of Corrections will recommend she serve five years on probation rather than further jail time.

If Barton does not successfully complete the program she could serve eight years in prison, or if she violates probation, she could serve the remainder of eight years in prison.

In February 2019, officers were called to a motel on North Glenstone to find someone on an outstanding warrant. Barton wouldn’t open her room’s door, telling officers the person wanted on the warrant was not in the room.

A bomb threat from the motel was called in a short time later and Barton was the only female not an employee in the motel during the call. The subject of the initial warrant and Barton were arrested in separate rooms.

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