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”.