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Milford Man Who Threatened Federal Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HAMILTON CLARK SMITH, 59, of Milford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Sarala V. Nagala in Hartford to an offense related to his threatening a federal law enforcement officer.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 10 and 11, 2023, Smith sent a series of threatening text messages to a Deputy U.S. Marshal, including threats to harm and kill the Deputy U.S. Marshal, and to harm the Deputy U.S. Marshal’s family.  In addition, on January 11, 2023, Smith called the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center in Virginia and made a statement threatening to kill the Deputy U.S. Marshal.

Smith was arrested on January 12, 2023.

Smith pleaded guilty to making repeated harassing communications, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of two years.  Judge Nagala scheduled sentencing for July 16.

Smith is released on a $100,000 bond pending sentencing.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark.

Updated April 22, 2024

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