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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Walker Man Faces Federal Charges in Connection with Interstate Transmission of a Threat to Injure Florida Congresswoman

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that a federal arrest warrant and criminal complaint was issued charging Charles T. Germany, age 66, of Walker, Louisiana, with interstate transmission of a threat to injure another.

The criminal complaint and supporting affidavit alleges that, on May 27, 2022, Germany, from his home in Walker, Louisiana, called U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s office in Washington DC and left a voice message threatening to kill the Congresswoman.  Germany called the Congresswoman’s office again later the same day and left another threatening message.  If convicted, Mr. Germany faces a sentence of up to five years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Gathe commended the outstanding actions and efforts of the law enforcement agencies who worked to quickly identify the suspect and bring this complaint, including the United States Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer M. Kleinpeter. 

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.    

Updated June 7, 2022