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Columbia man charged with making a terrorist threat in Boone County returned to Mid-Missouri

Raymond Utter
Boone County Jail
Raymond Utter faces a charge of second-degree terrorist threat in Boone County after prosecutors say he threatened an attack at University Hospital


A man charged with making a terrorist threat in Boone County has been brought back to Mid-Missouri after he was arrested in Iowa in February.

Boone County prosecutors charged Raymond Utter with second-degree terrorist threats after he allegedly threatened University Hospital with an attack.

The Ottumwa Police Department in Ottumwa, Iowa, said Utter was arrested on a warrant on Feb. 26.

The police chief said no other people were arrested with Utter. Officers couldn't say why he was in the southern Iowa city.

Utter was extradited to the Boone County jail on Sunday after he spent more than a month in the Wapello County Jail.

Court documents say Utter told someone over Facebook that the hospital killed his wife and that he allegedly planned to set something off.

Documents allege he sent pictures of himself with guns, He is not allowed to own any firearms because he is a convicted felon, according to authorities.

His bond has not been set and no attorney is listed for Utter in online court records.

Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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