Pugh heads to Escambia grand jury

Man accused of threatening circuit judge and burning down law office is bound over

A Brewton man who is accused of making terrorist threats against an Escambia County (Ala.) circuit judge, other attorneys and threatening to burn down a Brewton law office will see his case headed to a grand jury after Conecuh County Judge Clint Hyde ruled there was probable cause that he committed the crimes.

Jason Warren Pugh, 53, 3494 McGougin Road, was issued a $150,000 bond on the terrorist threats, but remains in the Escambia County Detention Center on a failure to appear warrant.

With Escambia County judges recusing themselves from a preliminary hearing involving Pugh, Judge Hyde presid...