Bomb Threat Incident at Anderson County Courthouse Resolved Safely

[Clinton, Tn.] – Employees at the Anderson County Courthouse located at 100 North Main St. in Clinton, Tennessee received a bomb threat on Monday, January 29, 2024, at approximately 9:26 am. The phone call was made to the circuit court clerk’s office, who promptly relayed the information to the Sheriff’s Office.

Upon receiving the bomb threat, deputies immediately began implementing procedures that included evacuating the courthouse. The safety and security of all individuals present at the courthouse, including employees and visitors, were of paramount importance throughout the incident. Fortunately, no suspicious devices were found but an investigation into the source of the threat is currently ongoing. We urge anyone with any information related to this incident to notify the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Russell Barker extended his gratitude to the employees, visitors, and other agencies who assisted during this incident. “Their support and cooperation were instrumental in resolving the situation promptly and safely,” Barker said Monday morning. “We understand the concern and unrest caused by such incidents within our community. We would like to assure the public that we and all county departments remain committed to maintaining public safety and security at all times”.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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