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BREAKING: Capitol bomb threat suspect facing multiple felony charges

By   /   January 16, 2013  /   News  /   2 Comments

By Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON — State officials are lauding Capitol Police for acting quickly in a bomb threat that evacuated portions of the Capitol Tuesday and landed a Milwaukee man in jail on six felony counts.

Kevon R. Smith, 20, is in custody facing possible felony charges in connection with a bomb threat Tuesday at the Capitol.

Kvon Smith, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student, remained in custody Wednesday at the Dane County jail, facing tentative charges of:

  • Four felony counts of possession of Molotov cocktails
  • One felony count of creating a bomb scare
  • One felony count of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety
  • One misdemeanor of Disorderly Conduct

Law enforcement were tipped off about threats Smith allegedly made on his Facebook page about coming to the Capitol to “do harm,” according to the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. Smith was apprehended in the rotunda, and told police he had a Molotov cocktail in his backpack.

“A tragedy was avoided and our Capitol remains safe because of the actions of our officers yesterday,” said DOA Secretary Mike Huebsh.

Huebsh thanked law enforcement from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources, the state Department of Justice’s Department of Criminal Investigation, U.W. Madison, the City of Milwaukee, and City of Madison for their assistance.

Smith was arrested last month in Madison on charges of resisting an officer and causing substantial bodily harm to an officer, a felony, according to online court records. He posted $200 bail and was released.

The Dane County District Attorney’s office would only say the case still is being reviewed and Smith has yet to be charged.


M.D. Kittle is bureau chief of Wisconsin Watchdog and First Amendment Reporter for Watchdog.org. Kittle is a 25-year veteran of print, broadcast and online media. He is the recipient of several awards for journalism excellence from The Associated Press, Inland Press, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, and others. He is also a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors. Kittle's extensive series on Wisconsin's unconstitutional John Doe investigations was the basis of a 2014 documentary on Glenn Beck's TheBlaze. His work has been featured in Town Hall, Fox News, NewsMax, and other national publications, and his reporting has been cited by news outlets nationwide. Kittle is a fill-in talk show host on the Jay Weber Show and the Vicki McKenna Show in Milwaukee and Madison.

  • Badger_John

    Interesting – causing substantiall bodily harm to an officer. I bet that officer had a gun and if Mr Smith was that close to cause harm he could have been going for the officer’s gun. Per Madion Police Policy Mr Smith should have been shot three times in the chest and once through the hand.
    Maybe the injured officer should be written up for not following proper procedure.

  • Had this dunce been assaulted by a cop every poo-logically correct lune would have been making a martyr out of him. Holder, Jackson and Obama would have turned it into a hate crime.

    Justifiably we have conceal carry permits to carry guns to protect ourselves from stoners and losers like this that prowl the streets.