Connecticut Man Faces Up to 140 Years in Prison For Threatening to Kill President Trump, Federal Officials


Gary Joseph Gavelle – Undated photo

John Durham, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced Friday that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a 16-count indictment charging Gary Joseph Gavelle, AKA Roland Prejean, 51, with threatening to kill President Trump and other federal and state officials.

According to the indictment, in September of 2018, used mail, email and telephone to threaten to kill and harm officials, including President Trump.

 

Graville sent a letter threatening to kill President Trump — the envelope contained a white powdery substance with a handwritten message that said, “You Die.”

The white powdery substance turned out to be a biological agent, however it was found to be harmless, according to officials.

The US Attorney’s Office of the District of Connecticut announced:

Certain letters that Gravelle mailed contained a white powdery substance and statements that the substance was Anthrax, a biological agent and toxin.  Gravelle made threats to various mental health providers and facilities in New Haven, U.S. Probation Officers, a U.S. District Court Judge, an international airport in Vermont, a federal prison in Washington, occupants of a building in Old Saybrook, a credit union in Bristol, and organizations and religious centers in Connecticut.  He also sent a letter threatening to kill the President of the United States.

The indictment charges Gravelle with 12 counts of maliciously conveying false information about an explosive, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years on each count; three counts related to the sending of hoax Anthrax letters, and offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years on each count, and one count of making threats against the President, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

Graville faces up to 140 years in prison if found guilty on all counts.


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