posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 12:40 PM
Update: Sheriff reveals the episode was indeed a hoax. "We (the sheriffs office) and the media were manipulated by the family."
Sheriff office will be asking D.A to file charges including "Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor", "Conspiracy", and "Attempting to
Influence a Public Servant" - all class 4 felonies (max penalty 2 to 6 years plus monetary fines for each count).
Computers seized from residence last night. Emails to be examined.
No illicit drugs found during search.
Kids were involved - had "guilty knowledge" of event. Children will not be arrested.
Heene showed no remorse. Hoax planned for at least two weeks.
Child Protective Services to conduct investigation as to whether environment is safe for kids.