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December 6, 2012

Gulfport, Miss. – Jerry Ray Woodward, 52, of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for sending threats to injure another person in an email, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara. Woodward was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Woodward pled guilty on August 6, 2012. He admitted that, while living in Florida, he sent an email to a person in Mississippi with a threatening letter attached. The letter contained threats to injure the person, identified as “KP,” and her husband, including threats to burn the person’s office to the ground and to shoot her and her husband if they tried to stop him.

This case was investigated by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Morgan.


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