February 13, 2023

Arkansas resident arrested for Oxford bomb threat scare

Therese Apel

Lily Mestemacher

A suspect in a bomb threat scare in Oxford was arrested in Conway, Arkansas late last week.

On January 31, the Oxford Police Department received information about a social media post where a person mentioned a bomb threat in Oxford several times. Officers and an explosives 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 waived extradition.

On February 10th, Mestemacher was transported to Oxford and booked on the aforementioned warrant. Mestemacher was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for an initial bond hearing and issued a $50,000 bond.

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