Local Man Indicted in Case of Clayton Garage Bombing

Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III is charged in five counts for the 2008 bombing in the Carondelet Plaza garage that injured a Clayton attorney. Patch readers can read the indictment that was unsealed Thursday morning.

A former Town and Country resident was indicted Thursday for the 2008 bombing in the Carondelet Plaza garage in Clayon that injured Clayton attorney John L. Gillis. He is already serving prison time for crimes committed in Town and Country.

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Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III, 39, is charged with five counts in connection to the crime, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis.

According to prosecutors, Ohlsen, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on one felony count each of transportation of explosives with intent to injure; malicious use of an explosive devise; use of a destructive device to commit a crime of violence; possession of an explosive; and possession of an unregistered destructive device. 

The U.S. attorney's office said the the indictment was unsealed Thursday morning when Ohlsen appeared in federal district court.

"This indictment is a testament to the tenacity of the St. Louis law enforcement community", said ATF Special Agent in Charge Michael P. Gleysteen in a news release.

Ohlsen's arraignment is scheduled for Monday, at 10:00 a.m.

He could face life in prison if found guilty of the five charges. Ohlsen is already serving time in the Missouri Department of Corrections prison system for being a felon in possession of firearms and mortgage fraud. According to prosecutors, Ohlsen reportedly submitted falsified documents in order to refinance his Town and Country home. According to online reports, Ohlsen has a laundry list of questionable deals.

Prosecutors said the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. attorney’s office worked with other agencies in the almost three- year-long investigation. U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan declined to comment on what evidence finally enabled prosecutors to file the charges and why charges were filed in federal court rather than state court. Callahan reportedly said it was a joint decision made with St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch.  

According to court and prison documents, Ohlsen had a number of previous addresses, including Town and Country.

Town and Country police tell Patch that Ohlsen lived in Town and Country at 2309 North Ballas Road prior to going to prison.

hoss July 07, 2011 at 11:38 PM
Skip Ohlsen was the political consulant who got Micheal L. Ocello, aka "Glitter," elected to the Melhville School Board in 2006. I have wondered why Glitter resigned from the Mehlville School Board. "Glitter" says he got a great deal on a new house, but it begs the question could it be that Mr. Ocello was worried about his old pal Skip? It is just a question but inquiring minds want to know.


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