Former Telluride Ski Patroller Bryan Randolph Cornwell was arrested by the San Miguel Sheriff’s deputies on Friday, May 20th after threatening to blow up the Norwood, Colorado, Sheriff’s office and two other local Norwood businesses, according to a press release from San Miguel County.
Cornwell was originally contacted by the Sheriff’s office as a part of an investigation into the death of a Norwood women in February, where he was reportedly a person of interest. Since then, Cornwell began sending increasingly threatening text messages to one of the investigators, eventually threatening the use of explosives.
Cornwell, 39, did handle explosives as a part of his job with the Telluride Ski Patrol, but according to Telski, he has not had access to the company’s explosives since his firing in February 2021.
Cornwell faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.