Laurel County woman behind bars after texting threat during court

Christy Deaton (Photo: Laurel County Detention Center)

LONDON, Ky. (WDKY) – The Laurel County Sheriff says a woman has been arrested after she reportedly texted a threat to a witness during a court proceeding.

34-year-old Christy Deaton was arrested on Wednesday after deputies investigated a complaint about the threat. No word on the content of the threat, or the case being heard in court.

The woman Deaton threatened obtained a warrant of arrest following the text, according to the Sheriff.

Deaton was charged with tampering with a witness and terroristic threatening.

She was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

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