NEW ULM - An two-day jury trial was set Tuesday in Brown County District Court for a 37-year-old Worthington woman facing five charges including terroristic threats of an explosive device.
A two-day jury trial for Elisheba Swett was set for 8:30 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4 in Brown County District Court. A pre-trial hearing was set for 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Swett was arrested by New Ulm Police at about 6:30 p.m., June 14, 2012 after stating she planted a bomb in the Walmart store and forced an employee out of the store. She was later charged with felony kidnapping for ransom, aggravated robbery and terroristic threats plus misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and theft.
Police evacuated the store, searched it but did not find a bomb.
According to eyewitnesses, Swett grabbed an unidentified Walmart employee and began dragging her out of the store. Several Walmart employees and customers confronted her near her truck in the store parking lot. She released the employee when police arrived. She was then arrested and taken to jail.
Swett remains in jail on $100,000 bail.