TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County woman accused of making pipe bombs was denied bond on Tuesday.
- Michelle Kolts, charged with making pipe bombs, denied bond
- 24 bombs, 23 knives, & other weapons found
- Tampa-area Woman Charged With Making Pipe Bombs
Michelle Kolts, 27, is facing 24 counts of making a destructive device with intent to harm. She remains in jail.
Last week, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a call from Kolts' parents, who were concerned about their daughter after finding what appeared to be pipe bombs and other bomb making materials and weapons in her bedroom at their Wimauma home.
The HCSO bomb team responded to the home and found 24 pipe bombs, smokeless pistol powder, a fuse, 23 different knives, two hatchets, nunchucks, dozens of books and DVDs about murder, bomb making ammunition, and other things.
The state attorney's office is pushing for Kolts to remain in jail until her trial, due to the nature of her charges.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Chad Chronister said the case is a reminder for the public to speak up about things they notice.
“While this case is certainly alarming...it’s to highlight the importance of speaking up when you see something that isn’t right and what can be prevented when you do," Chronister said. "We can’t say it enough, if you see something, say something."