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Kentucky State Police investigating courthouse bomb threat

Update: 5:56amCT, Wed 10 Jan 2018: Kentucky State Police have determined there is not an explosive device inside the Graves County Courthouse. All surrounding streets have been re-opened to normal traffic flow. The Courthouse will open at the regularly scheduled time. - KSP Senior Trooper Jody Cash
At 3amCT, Wed 10 Jan 2018 at Graves County, KY courthouse, Mayfield, KY. Investigation is continuing by Tropper J. Dunn
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Senior Trooper Jody Cash, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police, Post 1, Mayfield, KY

MAYFIELD, KY (Wed 10 Thu 2018) - Kentucky State Police are on scene at the Graves County Courthouse investigating an overnight bomb threat. At approximately 3amCT, KSP Post 1 Dispatch received a call from a local crisis hotline worker. The worker reported a male had told their agency he had placed a bomb inside the courthouse.

Troopers have secured the area immediately around the courthouse and are awaiting the arrival of special resources to determine if in fact there is an explosive device inside the building. The roadways and area immediately around the courthouse have been shut down until further notice.

Preliminary investigation has led to the arrest of Robin M. Farley, age 55, of Mayfield, Kentucky. Mr. Farley was taken into custody at approximately 5:00 a.m. and charged with First Degree Terroristic Threatening, First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Graves County Jail.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper J. Dunn. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

This story was posted on 2018-01-10 05:03:57
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