Arkansas Woman Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up Town In Mississippi

Posted February 18, 2023 by with 5 comments

[Lily Mestemacher mug shot via ABC15]

Via the Oxford, MS police department:

The Oxford Police Department received information about a social media post where the person mentioned several times about a bomb threat in Oxford. Officers and an Explosive K9 searched the area in question and made sure the area was safe. Investigators learned that the person making the threat was Lily Mestemacher (29 of Conway, AR). An arrest warrant for False Reporting of Placing Explosives was issued that night. Mestemacher was arrested by the Conway, AR Police Department and subsequently waved extradition. On February 10th, Mestemacher was transported to Oxford where she was booked on the aforementioned warrant. She was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for her initial bond hearing and issued a $50,000 bond.

There’s no mention of a motive or explanation as to why the Arkansas woman was threatening to detonate a bomb in a Mississippi town nearly four hours away from her, and it’s not clear where exactly she said the bomb would be going off.

As ABC15 noted in their report earlier this week, Mestemacher has been incorrectly identified as a transgender woman by some media outlets, but the police department confirmed with ABC15 that the suspect is an intersexual woman, not trans. “Lily is intersexual and identifies as a woman,” Oxford Police Department’s PIO Breck Jones said.

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