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P’ville man threatens center

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By Tom Barr

Landmark Community News Service

A domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Pleasureville man.

Randall Eugene Carman, 43, was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident by the Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff’s Department.

The arrest came after Carman had allegedly made threats directed at the staff of the Bullitt Alternative Center, located behind Bullitt Central High School.

Carman, who is now in the Bullitt County Detention Center, has been charged by the Shepherdsville Police Department with intimidating a witness in a legal process, terroristic threatening, stalking and harassing communication.

According to Shepherdsville school resource officer Ken Bernardi, detectives were able to talk with family and friends to locate the suspect.

For an hour, the Shepherdsville detective talked with Carman on the phone and convinced him to pull over and await the KSP unit.

Other than the calls, nothing transpired at the school, said Bernardi.

Keith Davis, superintendent of the school system, said the calls were received on Tuesday. The dispute was between the suspect and one staff member.

The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, the Shepherdsville Police Department and the school system were involved in the investigation, according to Davis.

“At no time did any events ever occur on campus and no students were ever in danger,” said Davis.

The entire Riverview Opportunity Center campus, which houses the alternative program, the Bullitt County Area Technology Center and Bullitt Central High were placed in soft lockdown.

During this security measure, teachers continue to provide instruction in the classroom but doors are shut and locked and no visitors are allowed to enter or to leave the building.

On Wednesday, the school had a brief hard lockdown when a vehicle with a similar description was spotted in the area.

Police stopped the vehicle and it did not belong to the suspect.

Upon the suspect capture at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Davis thanked local law enforcement officials, as well as the county attorney’s office, for their help.

This comes on the heels of Shepherdsville City Council voting to add two additional school resource officers. This would place one in the high school and in Bullitt Lick Middle, with the other rotating among the elementary schools.