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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Missouri Man Sentenced to Nearly Four Years on Interstate Stalking Charge

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, 43, of Springfield, Missouri was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District
Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 46 months in prison and three years of supervised
release for interstate stalking. McBroom-Stees pleaded guilty to the charge on September 23,
2014.

Court records reveal 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.

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