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West Frankfort, IL man accused of threatening a judge

Bobby Joe Owen, 40, of West Frankfort, IL is accused of posting a threat on social media...
Bobby Joe Owen, 40, of West Frankfort, IL is accused of posting a threat on social media against a judge in Franklin Co., IL. (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff Office)
Updated: Aug. 17, 2018 at 2:44 PM CDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A threat against a Circuit Court Judge is under investigation in Franklin County, Illinois.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Bobby Joe Owen, 40, of West Frankfort, posted a threat on social media against a judge on Friday, Aug. 10.

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Owen was arrested and faces a felony threatening a public official charge.  He is being held in the Franklin County Jail on $30,000 bond.

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