Lexington woman indicted on federal charges related to bomb threats

Posted at 10:04 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 10:31:31-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington woman was indicted Thursday after allegedly making multiple false bomb threats to Lexington’s 911 emergency response center.

A federal grand jury in Lexington returned a three count indictment charging Crystal Brotherton, 31, stating she made threats involving explosives and the destruction of buildings.

The indictment specifically alleges that Brotherton called Lexington’s 911 system and told the operator there were bombs at multiple businesses at an intersection off of New Circle Road.

According to the indictment, Brotherton made three calls to 911 around June 20 and 21, 2018. Authorities say she demanded evacuation of all businesses or else people "would die."

Brotherton could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each charge.