Lee R. Lucas, 45, was arrested for making a bomb threat and an unrelated misdemeanor retail theft charge, according to Racine County Jail records.
Held at the Racine County Jail on a probation hold since Nov. 26, the Racine County District Attorney‘s office has not officially charged Lucas yet.
Lucas threatened to blow up the Racine County Courthouses on Oct. 28 from a payphone in the 1300 block of Lathrop Avenue, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.
Following the threat the Racine County Courthouse was evacuated and shutdown at 8:27 a.m. Monday. It remained closed until 1 p.m. as deputies and investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department searched the building, according the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.
Making a bomb thread is a felony, which carries up to a three-year six months prison sentence and/or fines up to $10,000.