Phony bomb threat suspect released from jail, on zero bail

May 15, 2020

Derek Atkins and Carrie Maggard

The woman accused of calling in phony bomb threat to the San Luis Obispo courthouse on Wednesday has been released from jail on a no bail release.

At about 11 a.m., Carrie Maggard, 40, of Los Osos made a 911 call and reportedly said there were two bombs in the courthouse. Police then closed several streets, bailiffs evacuated the courthouse and law enforcement searched for the bombs. Investigators found no explosive devices.

Investigators tracked down 30-year-old Derek Atkins, the owner of the phone used to make the bomb threat, then determined his girlfriend, Maggard, made the call. When questioned, Maggard admitted to making the bomb threat.

The same morning, Atkins was at the courthouse and scheduled to turn himself in to serve a prison sentence on an unrelated case. Shortly after bailiffs took Atkins into custody, Maggard made the bomb threat. Investigators believe Atkins and Maggard conspired to make the bomb threat.

Officers booked Maggard in San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of making a false bomb threat and and conspiracy. Maggard’s bail was set at $20,000.

But, Maggard was later released under California’s current rule that reduces bail to $0 for inmates awaiting trial for most misdemeanors and felonies that, by state law, are not considered violent crimes. Atkins currently remains in SLO County Jail without bail.

Previously, Atkins and Maggard were arrested together following a search of their home in Cayucos last September. The search netted drugs and a substance that appeared to be fentanyl, as well a loaded firearm and other contraband, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Atkins on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon and possession of burglary tools. Maggard was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of burglary tools.


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obispan

Zero Covid-19 cases in the SLOCO Jail and burglaries and car thefts are exploding as you can do as many as you want, be repeatedly jailed, and repeatedly released on zero bail. This is a state edict. The same state that doesn’t want anybody to legally own guns, illegal is fine, with zero bail. The left wants continued chaos and complete economic collapse in order to remake society. They are absolutely loving it. I got a check with no loss of income, all people on public assistance get checks with no loss off income, fast-food workers won’t come back because they get $600 a week if their hours get cut by 15 minutes a week. Maybe Trump can be a bit off from time-to-time, or maybe all the time, but the alternative is disaster.


shishkabob141

Let’s hope these two aren’t breeders.


sbjcl

Bomb threats are not violent? Let em loose and close the gun shops. Gov Gruesome is doing a great job.


HarryMalone

It’s a good thing she didn’t try to walk on the beach… she would have gotten some serious prison time.


SloHeadInTheSand

The amount of resources involved with mitigation of the bomb threat to the in depth investigation that led to a righteous arrest was very substantial.

Why even bother to have law enforcement anymore? With the coming huge budget short falls we might as well just furlough all police.


Slosum

Nice hair.


aye-caramba

TALK about your roots growing out, that’s what happens after 5 years in quarantine!