Tehama County Sheriff arrest man who made courthouse bomb threat

Jan 27, 2016 5:40 PM by News Staff

Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies identified and arrested a suspect who allegedly falsely reported an explosive device at the Historic County Courthouse building in Red Bluff Tuesday morning.

Trevor Scott James, 35, was arrested at approximately 10 a.m. in front of the courthouse building in Red Bluff.

Tehama deputies received a telephone call at around 8 a.m. Tuesday stating a bomb had been placed near the superior court department 1. Law enforcement evacuated the courts and the building was searched. No devices were found in the sweep.

At approximately 8:36 a.m., the sheriff’s office received another call stating every court room in the building contained an explosive device. Another sweep of the area led investigators to what they described as a suspicious device. Deputies established a secure perimeter and the bomb squad collected the device and deemed it non-explosive.

At the same time, detective located a man in the area who told police he was scheduled to appear in court and asked if he would not need to appear.

Investigators believed James to be the individual who made the calls. Service of a search warrant on the home of James and evidence from his cellphone confirmed officers’ suspicions and James was detained.

At the time of this release, James has not been connected to the bomb threat made on Jan. 11 that also effected the operations of the courts.

James is currently being held at the Tehama County Jail facing multiple felony charges on $2 million bond.


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