OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JOHN F. WOOD
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
NOVEMBER 13, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARSHFIELD MAN SENTENCED FOR
THREATENING FBI AGENT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Marshfield, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for threatening a federal law enforcement agent.
Melvin Dwayne Henre, 42, of Marshfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, to six years and five months in federal prison without parole.
On April 28, 2008, Henre pleaded guilty to threatening to assault and murder FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Dean C. Bryant. Henre left dozens of voice mail messages at the FBI office in Springfield, Mo., which gradually grew more demanding and aggressive. Those messages became more threatening between Jan. 16 and March 19, 2008.
This case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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