Man who allegedly called in threat indicted

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The man charged with calling in the second bomb threat against two county facilities has been indicted.

Robert J. Pronovost has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on charges of terroristic threatening and being a persistent felony offender.

He was also charged with two misdemeanors -- falsely reporting an incident and obstructing governmental operations.

On Oct. 21, the Bullitt County Courthouse, the Bullitt County Judicial Center and other facilities were evacuated after a threat was called in.

No device was found and sheriff's detectives were able to apprehend Pronovost later that day.

This was the second such bomb threat within a month. No one has been charged in the first incident.

The threat resulted in governmental services being shut down on the afternoon of Oct. 21. This included hundreds of individuals who were to have court appearances.

The most serious offense is a Class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

However, since Pronovost had a prior felony in September 2011, any sentence could be enhanced under the persistent felony offender charge.

Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department investigated.

An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence in a case. Instead, it means that at least nine of the 12 grand jurors felt there was enough evidence presented to move forward with a criminal trial.

His trial date is set for March 6.