An Escambia County man has been arrested for terrorism and related charges, officials say.
The man, 32-year-old Kelyton Maxwell, is accused of making threats to blow up the Escambia County Courthouse and conduct a mass shooting at an Escambia County elementary school, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement press release.
In May, FDLE agents began to investigate multiple telephone calls to the Escambia County Courthouse, the county’s 911 call centers and the Pensacola Police Department threatening the detonation of explosive devices inside and outside the building. A call was also received regarding a threat to conduct a mass shooting at a school.
The investigation revealed that Kelyton Maxwell had placed all the telephone threats.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Maxwell charging him with a charge of terrorism, a charge of threat to throw, project, place or discharge any destructive device, and a charge of false reports concerning planting a bomb, explosive, or weapon of mass destruction in, or committing arson against, state-owned property, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner.
Maxwell was arrested Friday and booked into the Escambia County Jail. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, First Judicial Circuit.