Updated, 3:25 p.m. The courthouses were allegedly shut down due to an issue with feces in the courtroom. A source told AFP that the courts were shut down due to “poop” in a courtroom.
Augusta County 1st Sgt. Jerry Shifflett told the News Leader that an elderly man had gone to the restroom and then back into a courtroom. Shifflett said the man tracked feces into the courtroom and other parts of the building.
A sign on the door of the building said it was closed due to “environmental concerns.”
Original story posted, 12:04 p.m. The Augusta County District Courts building is closed for the remainder of today, according to a news release from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.
Augusta County Circuit Court remains open.
The news came at 11:51 a.m. today.
No reason was given for the closure.
The court is asking anyone who had matters before Augusta County General District Court or Staunton/Augusta Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court to contact the clerk’s office Tuesday to reschedule.
- General District Court: 540-245-5300
- Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court: 540-245-5306