Guitarill T. Wilson of Wilson. Phillips, 23, faces federal charges for threatening a weapon of mass destruction, the U.S. A statement from the prosecutor’s office said.
According to federal court documents, authorities arrested Phillips on Friday. He is accused of making six bomb threats targeting security contractor Collins Aerospace with an office on Airport Drive, the most popular of Kid’s fire safety systems.
According to officials, Phillips appeared in his initial federal court appearance Monday.
The first bomb threat was reported on February 12.
In all six threats, Wilson’s real estate agents received random text messages suggesting they were inside a bomb, according to Phillips’ federal criminal complaint.
Each time, the building was evacuated and staff waited outside as police searched the property.
If convicted, Phillips could face a maximum life sentence, a $ 250,000 fine on each count, and five years of probation after being sentenced, according to federal officials.
Prosecutors said the text messages came from six phone numbers, four of which were 252 area codes and the other two were 919 area codes. Account information from “threatened phone numbers” has been received by mobile messaging apps such as Text Now and Text, federal documents say.
Text messages were written informally with many words, such as text and spelling and improper grammar. Here is a list of those text message threats, according to the federal criminal complaint.
Feb At 1:42 pm on February 14, a real estate agent received a text message saying, “I hope these people can be saved at UTC Kitty Aero, because our military presence in Wilson, NC is not going to find the praise of Allah that explodes at 630 pm.” Tell them not to search. “
At 2:59 pm on February 14, a real estate agent received a text message saying, “I hope we can save these people from the UTC Kitty Aero. do not. “
On February 17, at 1:20 pm, a real estate agent received a text message saying, “I hope you can save Wood Kid Aero in Wilson. There’s a bomb in the building, don’t even think about the police they want. “
At 1:39 pm on Wednesday afternoon, a real estate agent received a text message saying, “Wilson has 8 bombs in the UTC Kid aerospace. You believe you can save these people. Allah, I seriously consider them all exploded.” “
According to federal documents, Phillips worked in the shipping industry. Company officials also provided Phillips time to enter the facility on specific days of threats through the company’s internal badging process, court records say.