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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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Updated January 26, 2015