Bomb threat suspect arrested

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October 6, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Iolan Amber Leake, 29, was arrested by Iola police officers Friday for allegedly phoning in bomb threats to several local businesses Sept. 1.
Leake turned herself in Friday after police executed a search warrant at her residence a day earlier at 1254 N. Walnut St. There, officers recovered the cell phone believed to have been used to call bomb threats to The Greenery, Best Western Motel, B & B Cafe and Monkey Butt Saloon the morning of Sept. 1. 
Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said five search warrants were executed in all to pore through phone records, eventually connecting the call to Leake’s phone.
“It’s a long process because of the phone companies involved,” Warner said.
The threats followed a separate bomb threat phoned in to Iola Walmart Aug. 31, which resulted in the store’s closure and evacuations of other nearby businesses.
The calls police said were tied to Leake did not result in any of the businesses closing.
Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said Leake was not believed to be involved with the Walmart bomb threat.
No bombs were found after any of the threats.
Warner said police were requesting four counts of filing a false report be filed against Leake.
Leake was released on bail.
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