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A Shelbyville man arrested May 21 has been charged with first-degree terroristic threatening in connection with a bomb threat at the Shelby County Court House on April 20.
Jon Jackson, 34, of 71 Juniper Drive is accusing of calling in a bomb threat to the court house, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.
"We got videotape of the business where the call came from, and we ID’d him there and saw that he did not show in court that morning," he said. "Then, when we brought him in an another issue, serving a warrant, when we interviewed him about this, he admitted to making the phone call."
Armstrong speculated that Jackson called the threat in because he did not want to make his court appearance that morning.
He added that the court house was shut down for about two hours that day while law enforcement officers search the building.
"We were probably disrupted at the court house for about two hours," he said. "By the time we shut things down, checked it our and got this place going again, it was a couple of hours. Us, Shelbyville Police and the fire department, we all had to deal with it."
First-degree terroristic threatening is a Class C felony, punishable by a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison.
Jackson is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center with no bond.