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Aurora Man Arrested After Bomb Threat to Douglas County Facility

Aurora Man Arrested After Bomb Threat to Douglas County Facility

NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – An Aurora Man was arrested at his home after emailing a bomb threat to the Sheriff’s Office, indicating that there was a device that would go off at another county facility.

On June 11, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office received an email threat directed at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  The author of the email indicated that a box was placed at the fairgrounds and would explode on a specific day and time. The fairgrounds and adjoining facilities were searched, and no device was located.

Through the investigation, detectives were able to identify the author of the email as William Wright DOB 01-08-82. A search warrant was issued for Wright’s residence and with the assistance of the Aurora Police Department SWAT team he was arrested at his home on June 13, 2023, at around 5:45 pm.

Wright was transported to the Douglas County Detention Facility and booked in on the charge of 18-8-110 False Report of Explosives, F6. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

“This is an example of how seriously the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office takes threats to the lives of our citizens. Outstanding work by our detectives who quickly tracked down the suspect and made an arrest, “stated Sheriff Weekly.