SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An inmate at the Bullitt County Detention Center called in a bomb threat to a Shepherdsville attorney's office Monday, forcing the evacuation of the law office, the Bullitt County Judicial Center and the Bullitt County Courthouse, according to authorities.
Jonathan Williams, 22, called attorney Lori Casey's office at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday and stated bombs placed in Casey's office and the judicial center would go off at 2 p.m., said Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office. Courthouse deputies evacuated the courthouse immediately. In addition, the County Judge ordered the county courthouse cleared, as well.
Murdoch said deputies received information that the threatening phone call came from the Bullitt County Detention Center. Detectives determined the call was placed by Williams because he was the only person to have access to the phone used to make the threat.
Louisville Metro Police K-9 units assisted by searching the buildings for bombs. None were found. Shepherdsville police assisted in the sweep of the attorney's office.
Business resumed at the buildings around 2:20 p.m.
Williams was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree terroristic threatening, obstructing governmental operations, and falsely reporting an incident.
He was sentenced for sodomy earlier in the month.
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