Probationer Sentenced To Prison For Pipe Bomb Scare

A man who planted fake bombs outside the Tehama County Courthouse is going to prison. On the morning of April 28th, someone showed up at the Red Bluff Police Department with an item that looked like a pipe bomb. They said they found it in front of the courthouse. The item was secured and the Shasta County Bomb Squad was called. About an hour later a deputy found another item that looked like a pipe bomb in front of a different court building. The court calendar was canceled for the day and the entire courthouse complex, including a number of county offices, was evacuated. The bomb squad arrived and destroyed the devices, which proved to be harmless. The Tehama County Sheriff’s investigation led to 36-year-old Jeremiah Setzer. He was on probation for theft and weapons charges and was wearing a GPS ankle monitor, which placed him at the courthouse a few hours before the fake bombs were found. Setzer was sentenced this week to 3 years in state prison.