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News Release

Kentucky State Police Investigating Courthouse Bomb Threat

Date of News Release: 1/11/2017

MAYFIELD, KY (January 10, 2018) – Kentucky State Police are on scene at the Graves County Courthouse investigating an overnight bomb threat. At approximately 3:00 a.m., 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.