The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office says two arrests have been made in connection with a bomb threat made to the parish courthouse on Thursday, April 4.
According to Sheriff Eddie Soileau, several threats were received by dispatchers stating that a bomb was located in the courthouse. Those threats led to the immediate evacuation of the building where criminal court was being held.
An investigation into the calls led detectives to the arrest of two individuals in connection with the threats.
Christopher James Strotter Johnson was arrested and booked on a charge of Criminal Mischief. The Sheriff says that Johnson’s bond was set at $50,000. He has bonded out of jail.
The second suspect, Justin Derek Clark, was already incarcerated at another facility, according to Soileau, and was booked on a charge of Terrorizing. His bond was set at $50,000.
The case was assisted Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office, Ville Platte Fire Department, Ville Platte Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.