Dozens of defendants, plaintiffs and attorneys exited the Santa Rosa County Courthouse Thursday morning after a bomb threat.
Sheriffs deputies began evacuating the building about 9:30 without explanation–telling people the courthouse won’t be open until at least 2 p.m.
Sheriffs Department Capt. Blevin Davis told the Navarre Press, “We had a bomb threat. We are on lock down.”
“We have a situation,” said one deputy.
Jeremiah Crenshaw said he left the building just before the emergency and right after being found not guilty of running a stop sign. Then he tried to re-enter but was barred at the front door. “I forgot my hat. They won’t let me go back for it,” said Crenshaw, a Milton resident.