BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office dropped all charges today against Jonathon Tyler Allen and Kellie Kent Cameron.
The 2 men are accused of Conspiracy, Disorderly Conduct and Possession of a Hoax Device in connection with a suspicious package that was left on the Deschutes County Courthouse steps last week.
DA John Hummel says he is handing the case over to the Feds because it's a serious offense when someone tries to disrupt the operations of a branch of government ... the case will now be tried by Federal Prosecutor Billy Williams. "The United States attorney for the District of Oregon just charged the Defendants federally. They've been charged with conspiracy to make a threat regarding explosive material, and also with false information, and hoaxes, which is a federal crime."
This does not apply to William Swanson of Redmond who was arrested in connection with this case Thursday. Swanson was previously arrested by the Redmond Police Department in April when he was clocked going 76 in a 35 mph zone.