Threat on Area Bank Resolved Quickly

A Washington County man has been jailed on charges of making a bomb threat at Regions Bank in Chipley.

Sixty-seven-year-old Carvil Howard Perdue, III, of 2436 Wood Road was charged with making threats to place a destructive device into a facility.

On Wednesday afternoon Chipley Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call that a bomb was supposed to be in the bank.

The bank was evacuated and searched until an all clear was given. Within two hours of the initial threat being made, deputies arrested Perdue.

The charge is a second degree felony and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

He’s being held without bond in the Washington County Jail in Chipley.