Jenks Woman Arrested For Reportedly Threatening 'Carnage' At Whirlpool
TULSA, Oklahoma - A Jenks woman was arrested early Monday after police say Whirlpool received a warning of her bringing a bomb to work.
Arielle Yvonne Jackson, 22, is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond on a felony complaint of threatening to place a bomb or explosive next to a building.
A Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy says the Whirlpool human resource director was notified by a temp agency, Elite Workforce, that Jackson had made threats towards family members and workplace.
Whirlpool, 7301 North Whirlpool Drive, was evacuated due to the possible bomb threat. Nothing was found, authorities say.
According to an arrest report, Jackson sent an email containing a photo of a shotgun with the caption: "A shower of bullets and blood splatter are a drop in the bucket compared to the carnage of the bomb [name deleted by law enforcement] and I are bringing to work tomorrow."
There was also a photo of Jackson with her family and the caption, "This was my family - I killed them all," according to an arrest report.
Authorities say the email was sent from a Yahoo email address that contains Jackson's name.
Jenks officers went to Jackson's apartment and arrested her. The TCSO deputy spoke with her, and she denied sending the email and denied the email address was used by her. She gave police a different email address that was also associated with Yahoo.
She said she had no idea who would possibly play a prank on her, the deputy stated in the report.
Pawnee County deputies interviewed the person who was also reportedly named in the threatening email. That person said she works with Jackson on a regular basis. That person said the last time she had spoken to Jackson, the young woman appeared to be acting normal.
She said Jackson had recently told her she didn't plan to work for Whirlpool forever and planned on leaving after her car was paid off.
Authorities searched Jackson's residence and found no explosive devices but did find "a large amount of firearms and ammunition." They also confiscated the woman's cell phone, computer equipment and a journal.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning that further investigation would be done, and if someone manufactured the emails to get Jackson in trouble, that person would face serious consequences.