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Written By Jonathan Shorman, Springfield News-Leader

A Bolivar man has been charged after authorities say he admitted to planning to shoot up a movie theater screening of Twilight this weekend.

Blaec Lammers, 20, was charged Friday morning in the 38th Judicial Circuit with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action.

In a probable cause statement prepared by the Bolivar Police Department, police say Lammers' mother contacted authorities Thursday, concerned that her son had purchased weapons similar to the ones used in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting and that she was concerned he might be planning a movie theater shooting.

An officer approached Lammers at the Bolivar Sonic and he agreed to come to the police station to be interviewed. During the interivew, Lammers said he had purchased two assault rifles for hunting, the statement said. As the conversation progressed, police asked Lammers about recent shootings that had been in the news.

"Blaec Lammers stated that he had a lot in common with the people that have been involved in those shootings. Blaec Lammers state that he was quiet, kind of a loner, had recently purchased firearms and didn't tell anybody about it, and had homicidal thoughts," the statement said.

Lammers then said he had bought tickets to a Sunday screening of the new Twilight movie and had purchased the guns with the intent of shooting people at the theater that night.

He also told police, according to the statement, that after
he "got to thinking about it" he would shoot people at the Walmart in Bolivar because if he ran out of ammunition he would be able to break the glass where the ammunition is stored and get more.

Lammers said he purchased 400 rounds.

The felony complaint accuses Lammers of having "knowingly communicated to Dustin Ross (Bolivar police officer) a threat to cause shoot (sic) people at the Bolivar Walmart Store, an incident involving a danger to life, by stating the same to him, and the defendant did so for the purpose of frightening ten or more people."

According to the statement, Lammers said he had purchased one of the guns on Monday and the other on Tuesday and that he had went to the town of Aldrich on Tuesday to practice shooting.

Lammers said he had never before shot a gun, the statement said.

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