SLO man attempts to avoid court with a bomb threat

May 30, 2021

Ronald Lewis Jordan

In an attempt to avoid a court hearing, a 56-year-old San Luis Obispo man allegedly claimed he was going to blow up the SLO County Courthouse with a pipe bomb Thursday morning. A stunt that landed the suspect in jail with his bail set at $100,000.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Ronald Lewis Jordan allegedly went to the courthouse and told people outside he had a pipe bomb in his jacket. He then voiced plans to blow up the courthouse, where he had a scheduled hearing later in the day on drug related charges.

After determining Jordan was a suspect, officers tracked him down. He then admitted he threatened to blow up the courthouse to avoid his hearing, police said.

After their investigation, officers arrested Jordan for filing a false bomb threat, a parole violation, and committing a felony while out on bail and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County jail.


At least no expensive, long, drawn-out investigation…


Do I have this right, make a bomb threat get a 100,000 bail and still in jail, steal several catalytic converters and spend not even a day in jail, released to continue to steal, this state is messed up.


The threat to lives is recognized in our law as more serious than conversion of property for a good reason.

Jon Tatro

Someone needs to tell Einstein that you’re supposed to call in said bomb threat so they don’t know it’s you. Genius criminal.


I think this clown got dropped on his head by his mother as a baby. Somehow he thought this was a good idea. Amazing….


Or he was a meth freak and it fried one too many brain cells. Meth creates black spaces in brain, never to be healed. They really should show the real damage on tv commercials!


The addiction to drugs and the stupidity from it. If he wasn’t into drugs, there wouldn’t of been a court hearing. A self induced situation. No one else’s fault.