DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - A man is facing charges in connection with a suspicious package found in Daviess County last week.
The sheriff’s office says 30-year-old Jordan Michael McClure is charged with wanton endangerment and trafficking controlled substance while armed.
That suspicious package was found last Thursday in a field near Countryside Drive and the OPD bomb squad robot had to be called in to check it out. The sheriff’s office says they were informed by the bomb squad that there was at least one item inside the package “that could have exploded."
The sheriff’s office says McClure lives in Stonegate, which is only about 1,700 feet from where the device was found.
We’re told McClure is set to appear in court Friday, but he has not yet been arrested “due to ongoing mental problems.”
“I conferred with mental health professionals, I conferred with the commonwealth attorney’s office,” says Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Major Bill Thompson. "Based off of the totality of everything, the man at that point did not belong in detention. As a matter of fact, I don’t believe the detention center would have taken him.
Daviess Co. Public School officials say there was a slight delay in bus traffic while crews worked the scene, but schools dismissed as normal. They say the after school programs were canceled, but staff stayed with students whose parents could not pick them up early.
The investigation is ongoing.