Michelle Kolts: Florida Woman Accused of Possessing 24 Pipe Bombs

Michelle Kolts: Florida Woman Accused of Possessing 24 Pipe Bombs


Hillsborough County Sheriff Michelle Kolts pictured in her booking photo.  Michelle Kolts is the Florida woman who is accused of building and possessing 24 pipe bombs with the intent to harm people, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has said Kolts, 27, is a resident of Wimauma, Florida, a community just south of Tampa.  Online records show that Kolts was arrested at her job Kolts was then taken to her home where she admitted to making the bombs, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister Her home is located along the 5000 block of Jagged Cloud Drive, just before midnight on October 3 Those records show that Kolts is being held on a bond of $180,000. Kolts is facing charges of 24 counts of making a destructive device which is a second-degree felony If found guilty on all charges, Kolts could face 15 years in prison.  In a press conference announcing Kolts’ arrest, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said Kolts’ parents found pipe bombs in their daughter’s room Chronister said that Kolts’ parents called the police immediately. The sheriff described the number of weapons recovered at the home as “astonishing ” The sheriff said that books regarding domestic terrorism and murder were found at the home Kolts is suffering from mental illness and is “a little bit on the autism spectrum,” according to the sheriff The suspect did not have a specific list of people to harm or places to attack, the sheriff also said  The sheriff told the media that officers received a call about Kolts in August 2018 after a publisher raised concerns about Kolts’ ordering multiple terrorist and murderer’s manifests The sheriff said that Kolts had become “consumed” with the Columbine High School massacre and the Oklahoma City bombing   Hillsborough County SheriffThe scene inside of Michelle Kolts’ home following her arrest  The sheriff’s office later tweeted photos showing a bow-and-arrow, multiple handguns and long guns, knives and an axe, all of which investigators say was found in Kolts’ home   LinkedIn/Michelle KoltsKolts pictured on her LinkedIn page.  The Tampa Bay Times reports that Kolts is employed as a laborer at Chadwell Supply, a building maintenance company’s, Tampa location Kolts says that she is an unemployed design drafter on her LinkedIn page. On that page Kolts says that she is a graduate of Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup, Washington, and of Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington  READ NEXT: Teenage Porn Star Controversy Rocks California High School

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