Michelle Kolts Bio
Michelle Kolts is a 27 years old woman from Florida, who accused of building and possessing 24 pipe bombs that could have claimed significant lives and done catastrophic damage. She is a resident of Wimauma, Florida.
— Cait McVey (@CaitMcVey) October 4, 2019
Michelle’s Education & Work
she is a graduate of Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup, Washington, and of Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington.
Kolts 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.
Michelle Kolts Family
Kolts’ parents are both in the military, her mother is listed as being in the U.S. Army reserve and was formerly an employee of Boeing.
They found pipe bombs in their daughter’s room, and they called the police immediately. The sheriff described the number of weapons recovered at home as astonishing. The suspect did not have a specific list of people to harm or places to attack.
Michelle Kolts Pipe Bombs
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said Kolt’s 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 home as astonishing. The sheriff said that books regarding domestic terrorism and murder found at the house.
"Alarmed Florida parents of a 27-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office after finding two dozen pipe bombs in her bedroom, authorities said Friday.
— Desi Mac (@desimac13) October 4, 2019
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.
She charged with 24 felony counts of making a destructive device, which is a second-degree felony.
The destructive devices included (bombs, more than 20 different knives, hatchets, nunchucks, multiple BB guns, and dozens of DVDs) and books related to mass murder and terrorism with intent to harm.
Last night, just after 5, #teamhcso deputies received a call from parents concerned about their 27 year old daughter, Michelle Kolts. They found what appeared to be pipe bombs and other bomb making materials and weapons in her bedroom & immediately called 911.#hcsopipebombarrest pic.twitter.com/qzEZaYsSOL
— #teamHCSO (@HCSOSheriff) October 4, 2019