Walthall courthouse janitor in jail for threatening to blow up building

Walthall courthouse janitor in jail for threatening to blow up building

TYLERTOWN,MS (WDAM) - A janitor at the Walthall County Courthouse is behind bars after threatening to bomb that building Monday.

Jimmy Wood, 50 of Tylertown, is charged with false reporting of planting an explosive.

Walthall County Sheriff Kyle Breland said Wood was at a convenience store Monday morning when he told a clerk that he was waiting for a ride to Tylertown and said he was going to bomb the courthouse.

Breland said the courthouse was locked down and Wood was arrested.

He is being held at the Marion County Jail and will make his initial court appearance Thursday.