Courthouse threat thwarted
Sheriff’s Office deputies defuse potential tragedy
November 5, 2020
A local man was arrested on Thursday before he could carry out a plan to shoot an employee within the Crook County Courthouse.
Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended county resident John Roscoe at his home thanks to a warning call from a member of the public.
The call came in at around 3:40 p.m. on October 29 that Roscoe was “upset and had a gun”, according to incident reports from the Sheriff’s Office.
Before long, law enforcement had reason to believe Roscoe was targeting a specific person within the courthouse.
The incident report states that three deputies were dispatched to R...