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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Stalking

Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
William McBroom-Stees, 42, of Springfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S.
District Court to interstate stalking. The defendant was indicted on June 3 and a superseding
indictment was returned on September 10.

According to the superseding indictment and evidence introduced at the plea hearing,
between November 9 and November 21, 2013, McBroom-Stees made threatening telephone calls
from Missouri to his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child while she was driving from Illinois to
Rockland, Maine, where she was relocating. In the calls and text messages, McBroom-Stees
threatened to kill and harm her, her immediate family, and others. On November 13, McBroom-
Stees threatened that if she did not return to Missouri by their child’s birthday, he would “start
the worst f***ing bloodbath in America” and dared the police to come after him. That call was
recorded by the victim with the help of a Knox County Sheriff’s Office detective. Phone records
revealed McBroom-Stees placed hundreds of calls and sent numerous text messages to the
victim, many of which were threatening, causing substantial emotional distress to the victim and
her family.

McBroom-Stees faces up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced
after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Rockland
Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 26, 2015