December 22, 2017

Cumberland County man charged in bomb threat investigation


Columbia, Ky. (December 21, 2017) – At approximately 8:31 AM CST, Post 15 received a call from the Cumberland County Sheriff in reference to a bomb threat at the Cumberland County Justice Center. Three first responders in the community received a text message stating that there was a bomb in the Justice Center which was then evacuated and closed along with Main street and the surrounding area.  The building was searched and cleared by KSP personnel along with a KSP K9  and no threats were located.  The roadway was reopened at approximately 2:30 PM CST. 

The investigation resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Joshua D. Norris, of Burkesville.  Norris was charged with 9 counts of Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree and lodged in the Adair County Jail.  Detective Kenny Brown is investigating.