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Nicholasville woman threatens judge, police say

NICHOLASVILLE — A Nicholasville woman was accused Monday of issuing a threat against a district judge, an assistant county attorney and another lawyer, police said.

Sheri Moses, 44, was charged with three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and was being held in the Jessamine County jail, Nicholasville Assistant Police Chief John Branscum said.

Nicholasville police spokesman Scott Harvey said Monday's alleged threat was not made in open court but in a small conference room in the courthouse annex.

"Her juvenile daughter was in court today, and she made the statement that 'If my daughter gets lodged (in jail), I will kill you all. I will blow up all your houses,'" Harvey said.

Harvey said he did not think Jessamine District Judge Janet Booth heard the alleged threat.

"I think it was the prosecutor and the defense attorney that heard it, but the judge was implied in the threat," he said.

Harvey did not know who the defense attorney was, but he thought the prosecutor was an assistant county attorney.

Terroristic threatening is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison.