Jackson County Man Charged With Threatening Judge

A Jackson County man is charged with threatening Judge Dale Harkey. Randy Christian was arrested in the courthouse parking lot Monday morning.

Sheriff Mike Byrd said Christian was arrested after asking another judge where he could find Judge Harkey, who he had threatened in the past. Deputies discovered a pistol in Christian's pocket.

The sheriff told WLOX News that Christian had a grudge against the judge because Harkey denied bond for his son, who faces an aggravated assault charge. Now father and son are both behind bars.