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Cumberland County Threat Complaint Investigation

Date of News Release: 11/29/07

(Columbia, KY) - At approximately 11:51 am, Kentucky State Police was advised of a threatening phone call made to District Judge Steve Hurt. Judge Hurt is Judge for Cumberland and Metcalfe Counties. Because of the nature of the threats, the Cumberland County Schools and the Courthouse were locked down today (11/29/07).

Jeremy Ray Blackburn 25 years of age, white male, 5'10", 185 lbs, blue eyes, dark hair, is wanted at this time for questioning regarding this incident. Detective Tony Wells is the lead investigator in this case. Det. Wells is being assisted by the State Police K9 Section, Burkesville Police Department, and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with any information regarding Blackburn is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department at 270-864-4141.

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